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On May 26, 1947, the FBI issued a memo stating “With regard to the picture “It’s a Wonderful Life”, [redacted] stated in substance that the film represented rather obvious attempts to discredit bankers by casting Lionel Barrymore as a ‘scrooge-type’ so that he would be the most hated man in the picture. This, according to these sources, is a common trick used by Communists. [In] addition, [redacted] stated that, in his opinion, this picture deliberately maligned the upper class, attempting to show the people who had money were mean and despicable characters.”[46][47]

via It’s a Wonderful Life – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Well, call me “Red” (Mr. Hoover) and saddle up the reindeer – but this is what Christmas movies are all about…

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  1. December 18, 2012

    Leave it to Hoover to miss the point of this splendid film. Thanks, Vickie.

    • December 19, 2012

      I wonder if the FBI sits around assessing TV these days… Way too many channels.

    • December 19, 2012

      Imagine what their mandate covers today!

  2. December 18, 2012

    Damn Pinkos! Think Pink for that certain quel que chose

    • December 19, 2012

      “Red is dead, blue is through, green’s obscene, brown’s taboo. And there’s not the slightest excuse for plum or puce—or chartreuse. Think pink! Forget that Dior says black and rust. Think pink! Who cares if the New Look has no bust. Now, I wouldn’t presume to tell a woman what a woman oughta think, but tell her if she’s gotta think: think pink!“

      • December 19, 2012

        Think pink on the long long road ahead….

  3. December 19, 2012

    Well, recent history suggests that Capra may have been right about bankers!

    • December 19, 2012

      He certainly was 😉

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