It’s a Wonderful Life: Colorized Version *HD* – Part 13 of 14

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On Christmas Eve 1946, George Bailey (James Stewart) is deeply depressed, even suicidal. Prayers for George are heard by the angels. Clarence Odbody (Henry Travers), an Angel Second Class, is sent to Earth to save him—and thereby earn his wings. Joseph, the head angel, reviews George’s life with Clarence. As a 12-year-old boy in 1919, George (Bobby Anderson) saved the life of his younger brother Harry (Todd Karns) after he fell through the ice on a pond, though George got an ear infection that impaired his hearing in one ear. Later, as an errand boy in a pharmacy, George stopped his boss, local druggist Mr. Gower (HB Warner), from mistakenly filling a child’s prescription with poison while grief-stricken over the death of his son from influenza. From childhood, George’s greatest ambition has been to see the world and design bridges and skyscrapers. However, he repeatedly has to sacrifice his dreams for the well-being of others. He puts off going to college to help in the family business until Harry graduates from high school and can replace him at the Bailey Building and Loan Association, vital to many of the disadvantaged in town. On Harry’s graduation night in 1928, George discusses his future with Mary Hatch (Donna Reed), who has had a crush on him since she was a little girl. Uncle Billy (Thomas Mitchell) and Harry then break the news to George that his father has had a stroke. Mr. Potter (Lionel Barrymore), a heartless slumlord, seizes the opportunity to try to

17 Comments For This Post

  1. hitlerwearsadress Says:


  2. jkoff76 Says:

    That’s because old maids were considered crack whores back then.

  3. fantabulous008 Says:

    Clarence the Angel: “Joseph help!”
    Burt the Cop: “Oh shut up!!”

  4. okcupidvitame Says:

    He calls her an old maid locking up the library as if she’s a crack whore.

  5. adjoshe69 Says:

    Cop emptied his gun at him after getting slugged. Where’d those slugs go…? All over the street… “Crazed man shot by police for running away.” Good headline for Pottersville Press.

  6. spiderhawk9119 Says:


    Bert & Ernie!!!

    know i get it!!!

  7. PCCphoenix Says:

    Sounds like you hit the nail right on the head!

  8. Zelda199 Says:

    They struggle on the floor, the camera stops rolling, then Clarence moves out of the view of the camera and the policeman stays still, camera starts filming again…a little editing to tidy up the break and tada.

  9. opponoastos Says:

    Yup! That’s divine intervention.

  10. PCCphoenix Says:

    One thing that I noticed was that the “S” in the Pottersville light sign went out after the second or third gunshot.

  11. PCCphoenix Says:

    Obviously, film companies in the 1940s didn’t have the technology we have today, so it was probably done with two separate shots, one with Clarence and one with Bert in about the same position and without Clarence. The “dematerialization” effect was a simple dissolve.

  12. Dac719 Says:

    Okay, I have to ask this…HOW did the actor who plays Clarence disappear right there while Bert was trying to hand-cuff him around 4:20 in this part?

  13. alsacelorrainian Says:

    Pottersville is also known as “Sin City”!

  14. opponoastos Says:

    I didn’t notice it in previous versions, but when Bert is punched in the face by George and then gets up to fire his gun at him, you can see the bullets taking out a lamp post and a building hallway light in the direction where George is running away. Pretty cool. I like catching things like that.

  15. poopseayou Says:

    i watched this in english

  16. anythingman101 Says:

    this movie is amazingful

  17. brooksmc Says:

    “NO i didnt have a drink!”

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