It's a Wonderful Life Film Summary & Analysis

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Money

Money and its importance to humans is a major theme in the film. Every time we see money in a person's hand, we see a different aspect of using money for either good or evil. When George uses his honeymoon money to keep the Building & Loan open, we see George and Mary's goodness and interest in others in Bedford Falls. Additionally, George uses his own money to send Harry off to college when he needs to stay in Bedford Falls to run the company. In his hands, money is always working for the good of others and the community.

In Potter's hands, however, we see the misuse of money. Potter uses his wealth to trample on others, forcing them to buy poor, shabby houses that no one deserves to live in. Potter even keeps the money that Uncle Billy accidentally handed him, hoping that he can now close...

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