Skip to comments.Did Mr Potter get away with the money? [Wonderful Life] - Vanity
Posted on 12/23/2011 2:21:48 PM PST by SES1066
This wonderful Christmas perennial is very unusual for films in that Hays Code Era, a villain gets away with the crime. Does that affect your feelings about this movie? For me, when I saw this movie in my youth, it did catch my thought and I remember asking my parents why. Now as a seasoned adult, I think that I appreciate a movie that does not wrap up all of the threads into a neat package.
Yes, he got away with the money. But no he didn’t get away with it - he was still Potter: old, bitter, and crippled. More money won’t make him happier or less crippled.
Right as rain friend.
You must have worked in a bank.
Dunno about the thread topic but I had the hots for Donna Reed all during my ‘yoot.
Frankly, I don’t recall ‘Bruce’ in the original movie.
Potter getting away with the money always bothered me. It’s why I don’t enjoy watching it every year. The family pulls the video out as a Holiday ritual. I’ve always preferred “A Christmas Carol” starring Alistair Sim.
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