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A Wonder-Full Life (and Movie)

Forget guardian angels.

Forget alternate timelines.

Forget “lasso the moon.”

Wonderful Life sticks around because of scenes like this one:

It’s right after the Bailey’s wedding, after the Great Depression almost crushes the family business. George goes “home” to a run-down shack.

Rain drips off his hat as he approaches front door, which is suddenly flung open by one of the townspeople (Ernie). It’s a surprise dinner. George climbs the stairs and looks at Ernie.




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