When George Bailey first enters Martini's bar in It's a Wonderful Life and prays for help, there is a song being sung in the background that isn't in English (possibly Italian?) and while I can't understand the lyrics, the tone doesn't seem like a Christmas song.

Can anyone identify the song, and does it have any connection to Christmas or to the message of the movie?

Here's a link to the scene: http://youtu.be/vRn26I2Bzd8

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It is identified in the Youtube comments. The song is "Vieni Vieni", sung by Adriana Caselotti, (the voice of Snow White.) Here's another version on Youtube sung by Tino Rossi.

  • It's also listed here. Commented Dec 20, 2013 at 11:05
  • Is the song in any way related to Christmas, or the theme of the movie, or was it just used as a way to emphasize that Martini was a foreigner?
    – PaulStock
    Commented Dec 20, 2013 at 15:19

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