Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Jimmy Stewart on fractional reserve banking

Classic clips from "Its a Wonderful Life."
Short and sweet version (21 seconds):

Long version:


  1. Pretty simple, Potter was a crook. He stole the money that was lost in the bank, did not return it. Evil man. I think its kinda a view of how things were back when the film was made, people thought bankers were evil.

  2. I agree, and it is unfortunate that Potter's end landed on the cutting room floor. Frank Capra wanted to show the outcome, but social mores of the time just didn't allow it.

    Fortunately, the ending was preserved and is available (properly licensed, even) at Hulu.