What would Christmas be like for some people without the annual showing of “It's a Wonderful Life”? A recent poll (can't remember where I read it) indicated “A Christmas Story” and “It's a Wonderful Life” were at the top of the list.
NBC airs the Frank Capra classic at 8 tonight. George Bailey once again will experience what life would be like without him.
Here is a quiz about the classic film and its stars.
1. What is Clarence's last name?
2. What was Clarence's heavenly rank?
3. What was the name of the town in which the Baileys lived?
4. How much money did Uncle Billy lose on Christmas Eve?
5. Who played Violet Bick?
6. What claimed the life of Mr. Gower's son?
7. George was deaf in which ear?
8. Once George didn't exist, what was the name of the town?
9. The movie was based on which short story?
10. What was Mary's maiden name?
11. What was the name of the book Clarence left for George at the end of the film?
12. When George looks for Mary, Clarence informs him she has become what?
13. Who was Mary's suitor earlier in the film?
Answers: 1. Odbody. 2. Angel Second Class. 3. Bedford Falls. 4. $8,000. 5. Gloria Grahame. 6. Influenza. 7. Left ear. 8. Pottersville. 9. “The Greatest Gift.” 10. Hatch. 11. “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.” 12. A spinster librarian. 13. Sam Wainwright.