Unashamedly tear-jerking – the final lines to Frank Capra’s 1946 film It’s A Wonderful Life are spoken by Zuzu and then George Bailey (James Stewart, centre). “Look, Daddy. Teacher says, every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings.” “That’s right, that’s right.
“Dear George , remember no man is a failure who has friends. Thanks for the wings. Love, Clarence .”
Just say the word and I’ll throw a lasso around it and pull it down. Hey. That’s a pretty good idea. I’ll give you the moon , Mary . ”
The moon symbolizes those impossible but marvelous aspirations for the future. Later, when Mary shows George the old, dilapidated house where they’ll begin their life together, she’s made a sign that says, “George Lassos the Moon .” Mary is telling him that anywhere can be the moon if you’re with people who love you.
Quotes. Man on Porch : Why don’t you kiss her instead of talking her to death ? Man on Porch : Ah, youth is wasted on the wrong people.
Once proving all the fruitful ways he has kept the town free of overwhelming Potter tyranny, George realizes his importance and significance. He returns to the real world where the residents of Bedford Falls shower him in their financial generosity, giving back to the man who has given them so much.
It’s a Wonderful Life —Frank Capra’s ode to appreciating what you’ve got—chronicles the life and near-death of George Bailey (Jimmy Stewart), an all-around good egg who keeps delaying his personal dream of escaping Bedford Falls, the sleepy little hamlet where he was born and raised, in order to help the town’s
It’s A Wonderful Life explores much deeper themes connected to what the holidays are traditionally supposed to concern: the values of basic goodness and sacrifice , the gift of friendship, the pitfalls of greed and commercialism, the sense of community and belonging that helps us feel truly connected in a society.
Clarence Odbody (born May 1653) is a fictional guardian angel in Frank Capra ‘s 1946 film It’s a Wonderful Life, where he was portrayed by Henry Travers , and in the 1990 sequel, Clarence, where he was played by Robert Carradine.
George Bailey: What is it you want , Mary? What do you want ? You want the moon ? Just say the word and I’ll throw a lasso around it and pull it down.
It’s a Wonderful Life isn’t available on Netflix or via a traditional Hulu subscription, but the film should be available to watch on demand on Hulu + Live TV after it airs on USA.
In one of the opening scenes, a young Mary Hatch whispers into the bad ear of 12-year-old George , “ George Bailey I’ll love you till the day I die.” She keeps that promise throughout the film. It was Mary to the rescue with their honeymoon cash to keep Bailey Building and Loan solvent during a bank run.
George Bailey promises to ‘lasso the moon’ for Mary when he is courting her. ‘ IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE ‘ (1946)
You want the moon ? Just say the word and I ‘ll throw a lasso around it and pull it down.” –George Bailey, “It’s a Wonderful Life”