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.