FRANKLIN'S VOICEGeorge Bailey. Yes, tonight's his crucialnight. You're right, we'll have to sendsomeone down immediately. Whose turn isit?JOSEPH'S VOICEThat's why I came to see you, sir. It'sthat clock-maker's turn again.FRANKLIN'S VOICEOh – Clarence. Hasn't got his wings yet,has he? We've passed him up right along.JOSEPH'S VOICEBecause, you know, sir, he's got the I.Q.of a rabbit.FRANKLIN'S VOICEYes, but he's got the faith of a child –simple. Joseph, send for Clarence. A small star flies in from left of screen and stops. It twinklesas Clarence speaks:CLARENCE'S VOICEYou sent for me, sir?FRANKLIN'S VOICEYes, Clarence. A man down on earth needsour help.CLARENCE'S VOICESplendid! Is he sick?FRANKLIN'S VOICE No, worse. He's discouraged. At exactlyten-forty-five PM tonight, Earth time,that man will be thinking seriously ofthrowing away God's greatest gift.CLARENCE'S VOICEOh, dear, dear! His life! Then I've onlygot an hour to dress. What are theywearing now?FRANKLIN'S VOICEYou will spend that hour gettingacquainted with George Bailey.CLARENCE'S VOICESir... If I should accomplish this mission– I mean – might I perhaps win my wings?I've been waiting for over two hundredyears now, sir – and people are beginningto talk.