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It’s A Wonderful Life in Lowell!

Hee Haw!  Think you know everything there is to know about George Bailey, Clarence, Mr. Potter and Bedford Falls?

Then hearken back with us to Frank Capra’s 1946 Silver Screen classic It’s A Wonderful Life starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed this Saturday with a matinee showing at Middlesex Community College’s Academic Arts Center on Central Street!

As part of the college’s Cinema Classics Series, a collection of vintage films made available to the Greater Lowell community, MCC will offer a 2 p.m. showing this Saturday, December 17 at the Donahue Family Arts Center at 240 Central St.  (Parking is available at the nearby Early garage.)  Admission to the show is only $5, and there’s free popcorn for everyone.

But in the meantime, here’s some It’s a Wonderful Life trivia questions to keep you busy and test your movie memory.  Feel free to leave your answers in the comments.  And yeah, we know you can find the answers on the internet, but don’t be Old Man Potter – play fair!

  • In what ear did George Bailey lose his hearing, and how did he lose it?
  • What line follows the line when George Bailey utters “I wish I had a million dollars”?
  • What was Clarence Odbody, Angel, Second Class’ occupation in life?
  • What was the name of the druggist that George worked for as a young boy?
  • What’s Mr. Potter’s first name?
  • Who played Mr. Potter and who is his celebrity great-niece?
  • Which character’s trademark expression is ‘hee-haw’?
  • What does George put on Mary’s sundae?
  • How did Mr. Gower’s son, Robert, die?
  • What former child star played the jilted suitor who opens the dance floor to expose the pool beneath it?

One response to “It’s A Wonderful Life in Lowell!”

  1. Abby Vergados says:

    1. George lost the hearing in his left ear jumping into the cold water to save his brother Harry, who had fallen through the ice.
    2. “Hot dog!”
    3. Clockmaker
    4. Mr. Gower
    5. Henry
    6. Lionel Barrymore; Drew Barrymore
    7. Sam Wainwright
    8. Coconut
    9. Influenza
    10. Carl “Alfalfa” Switzer

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