Frances Goodrich


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  • ''Every time you hear a bell ring, it means that some angel's just got his wings.''
    Frances Goodrich (1891-1984), U.S. screenwriter, and Frank Capra. Clarence (Henry Travers), It's a Wonderful Life, to George, as they're sitting in the bar (1947). additional scenes by Jo Swerling. Based on a story by Philip Van Doren Stern.
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  • ''I'm shakin' the dust of this crummy little town off my feet and I'm gonna see the world.''
    Frances Goodrich (1891-1984), U.S. screenwriter, and Frank Capra. George Bailey (Jimmy Stewart), It's a Wonderful Life, to Mary after the dance (1947). George says this, or a variation of it, a lot in the first part of the movie. Based on a story by Philip Van Doren Stern. Additional scenes by Jo Swerling (b.1897).
  • ''I'm shakin' the dust of this crummy little town off my feet and I'm gonna see the world.''
    Frances Goodrich (1891-1984), U.S. screenwriter, and Frank Capra. George Bailey (Jimmy Stewart), It's a Wonderful Life, to Mary after the dance (1947). George says this, or a variation of it, a lot in the first part of the movie. additional scenes by Jo Swerling. Based on a story by Philip Van Doren Stern.
  • ''Yeah, if it hadn't been for me everybody'd be a lot better off—my wife and my kids and my friends.... I wish I'd never been born. I suppose it'd been better if I'd never been born at all.''
    Frances Goodrich (1891-1984), U.S. screenwriter, and Frank Capra. George Bailey (Jimmy Stewart), It's a Wonderful Life, to Clarence, in the bridge keeper's shack (1947). additional scenes by Jo Swerling. Based on a story by Philip Van Doren Stern.

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