“His brother Harry he saved his brother Harry from drowning when they were kids in winter and Harry went on and fought in WW2 as a fighter pilot, shot down bad guys just before it was about to crash into a ship of our guys!
And the pharmacist Mr Gower - who lost his son in war, he was so very upset on news that his son had died in war and almost mistakenly gave a child the wrong medicine which would have poisoned him but George knew something was wrong, didnt deliver the meds, saved the boys life and Mr Gower from a fatal mistake”
He did things you’re supposed to do. You don’t get special breaks for doing the right thing. You do them. Hell, Old man Potter could probably be shown doing something good in his life. What the movie shows is that he was the recipient of $8,ooo in ill gotten gains he never suffered any punishment for
Remember the “lost ending” to IAWL skit that Saturday Night Live ran several years ago? Who knew that gentle George Bailey could be such an avenging hard ass?
George stayed in Beford Falls when his dream was to leave and travel.
He stayed to help others.
Yeah, that’s what you’re supposed to do. But few of us give up our dream and do it.
The people he helped when they were in trouble, helped him when he was in trouble.
Yeah, that’s what you’re supposed to do. But few of us do.
It’s a great movie with a timeless message well told - that’s why it’s a popular classic. It, like George and the good folks of Bedford Falls, deserves it.