03:59:06 PM Dec 25th 2015
The Local Boy Done good - George Bailey is easily bailed out of financial trouble; and in fact, he has a number of bar patrons come to his aid at Martini's (before he receives the goodness of Bedford Fall's residents at end of film; when he gets into it with Frank Welch. Why? Forget the respected man about town (which he obviously is), he is responsible for just about every man in town having a good paying job (and becoming homeowners). George Bailey chides Sam Wainwright into building a plant in Bedford Falls instead of Rochester (right after He and Mary moves Martini into his new home). George Bailey literally help create a middle class in a town that had only the very rich and the mostly poor. This is why the "rabble" as Potter calls them come out of the woodwork to help George Bailey.