george bailey and mr potter

... 37. Rhode Island is taking money away from Mr. Potter and giving it to George Bailey, to put General Treasurer Seth Magaziner’s latest initiative into “It’s a Wonderful Life” terms. [Clarence] I love watching “It’s a Wonderful Life.” It’s a Christmas holiday tradition in our home. Merry Christmas, Mr. Potter! George wishes he was never born, and an angel shows him what happens if he was not born. I second Mr. Potter's motion. Was Mr. Potter a Republican? 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. An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed. 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. 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. 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. Directed by Frank Capra. ¡Qué bello es vivir! es un drama dirigido por Frank Capra, director de Mr. You’re right when you say my father was no business man. And worse about to be thrown in jail, a disgrace, all due to Uncle Billy accidentally handing over $8,000 of the Building and Loan’s money to Mr. Potter, putting George Bailey on the brink of committing suicide by plunging to his death. That would make it a much more interesting movie, but they’re reading from the original script and he’ll play George Bailey. Until they’re so old and broken down that they… Do you know how long it takes a working man to save $5,000? You know just as well as I do that I run practically everything in this town but the Bailey Building and Loan. 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. In the classic film It’s a Wonderful Life (which, in my opinion, is one of the greatest movies ever made), we have two main characters: George Bailey and Mr. Potter. This post-movie journey now has me comparing our politicians and political pundits to Mr. Potter. Mr. LIONEL BARRYMORE (Actor): (as Mr. Potter) George Bailey is not a common, ordinary yokel. 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. At one point Potter offers George Bailey a job and offers him a $20,000 annual salary. Without George Bailey, the two would wind up living in run-down rental shacks with nothing to show for their blue-collar work. Finally, the It's A Wonderful Life script is here for all you quotes spouting fans of the movie starring Jimmy Stewart. They are as giddy as Mr. Potter, who, at the end of the movie, thinks George Bailey has been defeated. With James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell. GEORGE (calling toward back room) It's me, Mr. Gower. It's a wonderful house - with more than one story. Mr. Potter was as evil as he was wrong. Until their children grow up and leave them? Mr. Potter quotes. George later comes in desperation to Mr. Potter asking for a loan to cover the lost money; instead of returning it, Mr. Potter demands that George show collateral. George turns to his business rival Mr. Potter for help, but what he doesn’t know is the banker found and kept their money. Just a minute — just a minute. 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. George Bailey. The despondent George then reveals his sole liquid asset: $500 equity in a life insurance policy with a face value of $15,000. Wait? At first glance, it would seem that they have little in common. MAN Peter Bailey died three months ago. I know that. Was George Bailey a Democrat? 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. GEORGE (CONT'D) Hot dog! George Bailey tells “free market capitalists” to blow him. They had to wait and save their money before they even ought to think of a decent home. (Potter and Bailey fall out -not that they were BFF- over another one of Potter’s schemes to buy the soul of Bedford Falls.) George Bailey resolves to commit suicide after his finances and consequently his sense of self crater. “George Bailey, whose ship has just come in. This script is a transcript that was painstakingly transcribed using the screenplay and/or viewings of It's A Wonderful Life. George Bailey (to Mr. Potter): “What’d you say a minute ago? Spoiler alert: I don’t have two heads, and I’m not like Mr. Potter at all. George Bailey spends his entire life giving up his big dreams for the good of his town, Bedford Falls, as we see in flashback. Chagrined by George’s success, Potter changes tactics and catches George at a moment of weakness. But the story follows George Bailey and the struggles that life throws his way. Deeds Goes To Town (1936), Lo que sucedió aquella noche (1934) y Un gánster por un milagro (1961). 35. The movie is an all-time classic and not just for Christmas. Now, hold on, Mr. Potter. George goes on to get his apron from behind the fountain. You know, also, that for a number of years I've been trying to get control of it. The final scene gets me every year. But Potter thinks that the working class should be “thrifty.” 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. Wait for what? “George, I am an old man and most people hate me. In keeping with the grand COVID tradition of virtual script reading with a stunt casting twist, Deadline reports that Pete is confirmed to play Jimmy Stewart’s iconic role in a one-night-only table read of the 1946 film. [George] To my brother George, the richest man in town. 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