Voila! More specifically, the state is taking money out of big, nationwide banks and investing it with local, Rhode Island lenders. Was Mr. Potter a Republican? At one point Potter offers George Bailey a job and offers him a $20,000 annual salary. According to Deadline, Pete Davidson is going to star as George Bailey in a virtual table read of It’s A Wonderful Life hosted by Tom Bergeron, with proceeds going to The Ed Asner Family Center (which raises money to help children with special needs). Without George Bailey, the two would wind up living in run-down rental shacks with nothing to show for their blue-collar work. George Bailey tells “free market capitalists” to blow him. Finally, the It's A Wonderful Life script is here for all you quotes spouting fans of the movie starring Jimmy Stewart. With James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell. The movie is an all-time classic and not just for Christmas. At first glance, it would seem that they have little in common. It's a wonderful house - with more than one story. But Potter thinks that the working class should be “thrifty.” George Bailey. George wishes he was never born, and an angel shows him what happens if he was not born. Until they’re so old and broken down that they… Do you know how long it takes a working man to save $5,000? The final scene gets me every year. Wait for what? This post-movie journey now has me comparing our politicians and political pundits to Mr. Potter. Potter fails when George decides to remain in Bedford Falls, saving the Building and Loan and opening Bailey Park – where working people find affordable housing leaving behind Potter’s slums. Spoiler alert: I don’t have two heads, and I’m not like Mr. Potter at all. I'll wring his neck, so help me, George, you hear what that buzzard... LAWYER Mr. Chairman, it's too soon after Peter Bailey's death to talk about chloroforming the Building and Loan. George Bailey (to Mr. Potter): “What’d you say a minute ago? This movie was filmed in 1946 and using the real Rothschild’s owned Minnesota Federal Reserve Bank’s CPI calculator this would be equal to $256,659.84 in 2018 Federal Reserve Notes. [George] To my brother George, the richest man in town. Until their children grow up and leave them? “George, I am an old man and most people hate me. George Bailey resolves to commit suicide after his finances and consequently his sense of self crater. At the board meeting, Potter dismisses George’s unhinged attack upon him and redirects the discussion to the subject of the meeting: what is best for Bedford Falls. How is the uncaring, unfeeling, business-only attitude of the Republicans today any different that from Mr. Potter in 1946? George Bailey: You sit around here and you spin your little webs and you think the whole world revolves around you and your money. MAN Peter Bailey died three months ago. [Clarence] I love watching “It’s a Wonderful Life.” It’s a Christmas holiday tradition in our home. George Bailey would surely marvel at the stupidity and greed of our current crop of great financiers, who make Mr. Potter look like a genius—even a humanitarian. Not surprisingly, Mr. Potter gets a villainous one: when $8000 that Uncle Bill Bailey was supposed to deposit accidentally falls into Mr. Potter's hands, instead of doing the right thing for once in his life, he hides the money away, watches George twist in the wind and eventually uses the crises to try to drive poor George to suicide. Compare Potter’s vindictive reaction when George Bailey crawls to him for help after the $8,000.00 is lost to Potter’s reaction at the board meeting at the beginning of the movie. A great memorable quote from the It's a Wonderful Life movie on Quotes.net - Mr. Potter: George, I am an old man and most people hate me. That would make it a much more interesting movie, but they’re reading from the original script and he’ll play George Bailey. (Potter and Bailey fall out -not that they were BFF- over another one of Potter’s schemes to buy the soul of Bedford Falls.) Merry Christmas, Mr. Potter! CLOSE SHOT Mr. Gower, the druggist, peering from a window in back room. It was probably inevitable that someone would appeal to Frank Capra’s classic 1946 film It’s a Wonderful Life in the context of our present political situation. 35. George Bailey spends his entire life giving up his big dreams for the good of his town, Bedford Falls, as we see in flashback. They are as giddy as Mr. Potter, who, at the end of the movie, thinks George Bailey has been defeated. Well, it doesn't, Mr. Potter. “George Bailey, whose ship has just come in. But in the present, on Christmas Eve, he is broken and suicidal over the misplacing of an $8000 loan and the machinations of the evil millionaire Mr. Potter. 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