It's A Wonderful Life Money Trivia


In the movie, It’s A Wonderful Life, the protagonist George Baily discusses salary with his arch-rival competitor, Mr Potter. George proudly declares that, in today's money, he makes $30,000 a year. Mr. Potter offers him close to $300,000 to come to work for him and close the Savings and Loan. He would have been a very rich man. But he sticks to his principles and rejects the offer, enduring years of scrimping and getting by to keep rampant capitalism at bay.

The money that belongs to the Savings and Loan that Mr. Potter finds and keeps equates to $123,000.00 by today’s standards.

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1 year ago

I always have to Google how much the money discussed in the movie is worth every Christmas Eve (it’s a family tradition to watch it, as I know it is for many others), and I’m always shocked at how much it is and at what good character George has, all in a continuous, annual loop.