Oh, now Pop, I couldn't. : You sit around here and you spin your little webs and you think the whole world revolves around you and your money. : And if you ask me, that's where you belong too! Mr. Emil Gower They'd be on my side. : Weather forecast: Plows at the ready? : George Bailey You saved the Building and Loan, I saved all the rest. I can't... George Bailey [speaking of Mary Hatch]  George Bailey “If you don’t have a crisis, you don’t have a George Bailey moment, so we look at it that way and this festival a lot of people have come together to create this virtual festival,” Law said. And... George Bailey : George Bailey I'll give you the moon, Mary. I'd go crazy. Bert George Bailey Daddy, the Brown's next door have a new car. Tonight, Mr. President, we’d like to give you that same gift, without you, we’d all be living in Pottersville, sold out to a crooked Mr. George Bailey Oh! Get me back to my wife and kids! Clarence In that place? His father is distraught over his leaving]  : Clarence : Pa Bailey She's home cooking the fatted calf. George Bailey Are you sure you're all right? Out you two pixies go... through the door, or out the window! Mary Hatch Clarence : That's another thing. They're way downtown. [to Bert]  Do you know me? 18! To participate, you have to register online. George Bailey Have you got any stocks? Mary Merry Christmas, Emporium! I wouldn't live in it as a ghost. I'd like to have my robe. If you close your doors before six p.m., you will never re-open! Uncle Billy © 1998 - 2020 Nexstar Inc. | All Rights Reserved. Mary New actors are coming back for a virtual table script read to benefit the nonprofit Ed Asner Family Center. Oh, oh thankyou, George. [into the phone]  [sarcastic]  George Bailey George... Bert? : George Bailey Hey look, mister. : It's just until I get over it. Shame on you! Mary When'd you see him last? Oh, I don't know. [pause]  : Clarence I can't fly! Freddie Othello Why? : George Bailey Technical Specs, [on Mary being caught naked in the bushes after her robe slips off], [after the bushes' thorns starting hurting her], [George is having his last meal at home before leaving on his cruise. Carter About what? Release Dates It's George Bailey, mother. George Bailey And that goes for you too. Its like living in a refrigerator. Zuzu Bailey Yeah, well what else are you? George Bailey Now, I have stated my side very frankly. Oh, did you hear that, Annie? Five hundred dollars. [in the alternate 'Pottersville' universe, George knocks on the front door of his former house which is now a run-down boarding house. George Bailey I've read about things like this. That's a lie! : : Ouch! I never saw Nick act like that before. Mr. Potter Cuomo: Finger Lakes has highest COVID-19 hospitalization, positivity rate in New York state, Gov. George Bailey He wanted to travel and see the world. I'm going to jail! I'm your guardian angel. Mary Hatch [George searches his pockets for identification, finds none]. Maybe, maybe, maybe. [trapped naked in a bush]  Is that true? : It's a Wonderful Life subtly places a raven at George's family business, Bailey Brothers Building and Loan. Salt... that life may always have flavor. : Aw, you never miss a trick, do you, Potter? : There they are! He will be joined by Maude Apatow, Mia Farrow, Ellie Kemper, Carol Kane, Ed Begley Jr., Diedrich Bader, Bill Pullman, Richard Kind, B.D. George Bailey is the primary hero of It’s a Wonderful Life. : : George Bailey Oh, well, I'm very glad to hear that. He's in Europe. I'm Ma Bailey! : Oh, I don't mean any disrespect to him, God rest his soul. George Bailey had big dreams. : Who are you really? I don't want Mrs Bailey I want my wife... Mrs Bailey? George Bailey Zuzu Bailey I guess you're right. : : I'm not sleepy. I'll call the police! I promised you... George Bailey A young man, age 27... 28... , married, making, say, $40 a week. Now, will you do something for me? It isn't me! : You don't like coconuts? [Wind begins to blow violently outside the shack; Clarence yells out the door]. George Bailey : George Bailey George Clooney reveals the surprising reason he doesn't think It's a Wonderful Life could be made today. My mouth's bleeding! Mr. Potter You all right? Filming & Production Well... Nick, that's your name. George Bailey George Bailey : Bert : I didn't want the publicity. : Why don't you go to Sam Wainwright and ask him for the money? Ma Bailey : What do you think? Don't you think I know where I live? I don't want any maybe, look we've got to find that money. Who are you? "Right now, New York is focused on growing hospital capacity through our Surge and Flex program and requiring hospital systems to begin working together so they are prepared. [stuttering]  : [to Clarence]  Merry Christmas, you wonderful old Building and Loan! George Bailey A whole week in New York. Now get outta here, Bert, or I'll hit you again! Ohh... there must be some easier way for me to get my wings. He just took over the bank. : George Bailey Clarence : Clarence Clarence | [shouts]  She said this is just pressing pause on the tradition. You know that. : : Well, you look about the kind of angel I'd get. : : You'll see a lot of strange things from now on. ... or you are! And Happy New Year to you, in jail! No, you see you make a wish and then try to break some glass and you've got to be a pretty good shot nowadays too. What do you mean no identity? Well, you're going to miss this one! : I said I wished I was never born! : Mary : : I’m beginning in Califon because it’s the original setting of It’s a Wonderful Life, not Seneca Falls, New York, the town that has declared itself the model for Bedford Falls by holding an annual festival; it even named a hotel after Clarence, the whimsical angel who appears on the bridge in time to save George Bailey from ending his life. I'll take it. : Then, I'm comin' back here to go to college and see what they know. George Bailey George Bailey Made what? How would you like to take... George Bailey [the bridgekeeper, overhearing it, falls backwards in his chair completely spooked]. [on Mary being caught naked in the bushes]  : Ma Bailey You misplaced eight thousand dollars? Hey, what is...? : [hearing Nick's cash register ding]  Now, you listen to me! : Well, I don't. Mr. Potter : I think you're a great guy. I think I'll go home and see what the wife's doing. You have no papers, no cards, no driver's license, no 4F card, no insurance policy. George Bailey Isn't it good enough for you? I love that old house. It's full of romance that old place. Now, come on, get your clothes on, and we'll stroll up to my car and get... Oh, I'm sorry. Police? : A young man... the smartest one in the crowd, mind you... A young man who has to sit by and watch his friends go places because he's trapped. : Oh, that's what the reporters wanted to talk to you about. Mary Hatch, why in the world did you ever marry a guy like me? : I don't know why we all don't have pneumonia. $45 a week. I've suddenly become quite important. [drunk]  Mother? : George Bailey George Bailey [Looks heavenward]  : Sort of a fallen angel, aren't you? I have to earn them. : : : Me? : : : : : George Bailey [checking his pocket]  : Look, who are you? George Bailey Attaboy, Clarence. I burped. George Bailey So... you still think that killing yourself would make everyone feel happier, eh? You have no identity. That's right, that's right. : : : You mean Bedford Falls. George Bailey Nothing! George Bailey! George Bailey Can't you see what it means to my family? Clarence Ma Bailey Carter : : : : Mary Why, I only wear it when I don't care how I look. : Most of my friends have already finished college. Mother, don't you remember me? What? Cousin Tilly : Wait for what? Well, what about all your other friends? Well, they're all the way downtown. I saw your car plowed into that tree down there and I thought maybe you - hey, your mouth's bleeding. : You see what I mean, don't you, Pop? Of course you never. Ma Bailey He saved the lives of every man on that transport! What happened to her? George Bailey : You're right when you say my father was no businessman. George Bailey : : Mr. Potter Mr. Potter He's no trouble. George Bailey Get me back, I don't care what happens to me! Instead, he ended up staying in Bedford falls and running his father's business after his father unexpectedly died. How soon are you immune to COVID-19 after receiving the vaccine? Why he ever started this cheap, penny-ante Building and Loan, I'll never know. : George Bailey You know what the three most exciting sounds in the world are? George Bailey Remember the night we broke the windows in this old house? Where's my hat? You fly. We are on an unsustainable trajectory and if we don't act now, hospitals could become overwhelmed come January," Cuomo said. Hello, Violet. : Naw, that was a little girl named Mary Hatch, that wasn't you. What Happens in It’s a Wonderful Life to Lead George to Pray?. George Bailey He got the Congressional Medal of Honor! George Bailey I heard it. : I mean Pottersville! : Harry Bailey went to war! Annie Mary : Clarence It's a Wonderful Life (1946) James Stewart as George Bailey. What's eatin' that old money-grubbin' buzzard anyway? Well, I don't know about war... Clarence I can see through you. This is one of the oldest trees in Pottersville. It's a Wonderful Life is a 1946 American Christmas fantasy drama film produced and directed by Frank Capra, based on the short story and booklet The Greatest Gift, which Philip Van Doren Stern published in 1943. : Ahhh... that will do it. Mary All right... if I gave you a loan, what kind of security would I have in return, George? Saturday Night Live actor Pete Davidson has big shoes to fill as the role of George Bailey was originally played by Jimmy Stewart. Uh huh. : Violet Bick Mary George Bailey He will read as George alongside actress Maude Apatow as Violet Bick. 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