There are sentimentalists out therehappy to spend much of the Christmas season looking for It's a Wonderful Life screenings. For them, Anthony E. Palermo has adapted the beloved screenplay as a one-hour radio play.
Quoting William Shakespeare is a little like breathing: every living person does it. "He's dead as a doornail," your roommate will say as she flips through the newspaper obits, never realizing she's just quoted part of a couplet from Henry VI.
I am partial to the Christopher Marlowe authorship school, not because of any factual basis, but because I think it makes the best story. If you're going for fictional intrigue, I say, choose the best fiction.