"Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings." So, when the bell on the Christmas tree rang, during the final moments of the film, it was the sign that Clarence the angel …had won his wings.
A bell rings.
Clarence Ardbody AS2 (Angel 2nd Class)
Clarence P. Odbody (played by Henry Travers).
Joseph and Clarence Odbody.
Joseph Granby played the (voice role) of Joseph and Henry Travers played the role of Clarence Odbody.
The apprentice angel who helps George is named Clarence. The only other angel he refers to in the movie, who I assume is the first angel, is named Joseph.
The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer
The Angel at the start of the movie is Joseph. He sends the Angel Clarence to help George Bailey.
He grants him the wish that he had ever been born and shows him what things would have been like without him.
Clarence was the name of the guardian angel.