It's a Wonderful life
by Ted Rudow III, MA ( Tedr77 [at] aol.com )
Thursday Dec 13th, 2012
It's a Wonderful Life is a 1946 American Christmas drama film produced and directed by Frank Capra, that was based on the short story "The Greatest Gift", written by Philip Van Doren Stern in 1939, and privately published by the author in 1945.
This is director Frank Capra's classic bittersweet comedy/drama about George Bailey (James Stewart), the eternally-in-debt guiding force of a bank in the typical American small town of Bedford Falls.
A desperate George appeals to Potter for a loan. Potter mockingly and coldly turns George down, and then swears out a warrant for his arrest for bank fraud. A flood of townspeople arrive with more than enough donations to save George and the Building and Loan.
This is the most wonderful life in the world-- thankfulness and being content. It's full of lessons on fighting, on perseverance, on pouring time into others, on inspiring confidence, not giving up, on following your dreams, on bitterness and forgiveness, on trust and faith and love. It is a sweet, touching story of the struggles in life and brings out the need to fight to rise above your circumstances.
Ted Rudow III, MA