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Capra, Frank 1897-1991

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Most widely held works by Frank Capra
Frank Capra's It's a wonderful life by Frank Capra( Visual )

432 editions published between 1946 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 5,428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Bailey is not having a good day. His life in the sleepy little town of Bedford Falls has been thrown off track, perhaps never to recover. His business has failed, he's wanted by the police, and he's had a fight with his beloved wife Mary. On this disastrous day, his responsibilities and frustrations overwhelm him, leading him to a bridge and serious contemplation of suicide. It's up to an angel named Clarence to convince George that his life has been one of worth and that it's still worth living. After taking a long look at George's life, the angel offers a portrait of what life in Bedford Falls would be like if George had never been born. This classic, sentimental favorite has become a Christmas tradition
Frank Capra's Mr. Smith goes to Washington by Frank Capra( Visual )

169 editions published between 1939 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 3,833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Washington's youngest senator exposes corruption in high places, almost at the cost of his career
It happened one night by Frank Capra( Visual )

144 editions published between 1934 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 2,993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rich young woman marries an idle playboy against her father's will. Her father holds her captive on his yacht but she escapes and, while on her way to New York, becomes entangled with an unemployed news reporter
Frank Capra's Arsenic and old lace by Frank Capra( Visual )

103 editions published between 1942 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 2,733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mirthful murder Cary-ed off in slapstick, slap-happy style! Cary Grant and a stellar cast romp through this classic farce based on Joseph Kesselring's 1941 Broadway hit and breezily directed by Frank Capra. Frazzled drama critic Mortimer Brewster (Grant) has two aunts (Josephine Hull and Jean Adair) who ply lonely geezers with poisoned libations, on sociopathic brother (Raymond Massey) who looks like Boris Karloff, one bonkers brother (John Alexander) who thinks he's Teddy Roosevelt, one impatient new bride (Priscilla Lane) -- and only one night to make it turn out all right. In this circus' center ring is Grant, twisting his face into a clown's gallery of flabbergasted reactions and transforming his natural athletic grace into a rubber-legged comic ballet. You'll die laughing. - Container
Mr. Deeds goes to town by Frank Capra( Visual )

94 editions published between 1936 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Longfellow Deeds (Cooper), a small-town poet, inherits $20 million from his uncle and wants to give it away to needy people. Petty moochers, greedy relatives, conniving lawyers and big executives, who all want a piece of the pie, attempt to have Deeds declared incompetent
You can't take it with you by Frank Capra( Visual )

70 editions published between 1938 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy about the Sycamores, an eccentric family of free spirits, and the problems that arises when Alice, the one stable member, falls for her boss's son
Meet John Doe by Frank Capra( Visual )

234 editions published between 1941 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A genial homeless unemployed baseball pitcher is hoaxed into protesting against existing social evils as a newspaper circulation stunt. He pleas to the "little man" for brotherly love and democratic good will and John Doe clubs are formed. Because of his simple sincerity, he becomes a national hero, but he is shocked when he discovers that it's all a plot by the owner of the paper, who plans to use the voting strength of the clubs to bludgeon his way to power
Lost horizon by Frank Capra( Visual )

82 editions published between 1937 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 1,607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romantic adventures of a group of people kidnapped in India and taken to an idyllic civilization in the mountains surrounding China
Frank Capra's it's a wonderful life by Albert Hackett( Visual )

21 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in English and held by 1,414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Bailey, a desperate and suicidal man, is visited by a guardian angel who shows him how important he has been to those around him in his life
The Men who made the movies : interviews with Frank Capra, George Cukor, Howard Hawks, Alfred Hitchcock, Vincente Minnelli, King Vidor, Raoul Walsh, and William A. Wellman by Richard Schickel( Book )

11 editions published between 1975 and 2001 in English and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rich in behind-the-scenes stories about such modern classics as It Happened One Night, Dawn Patrol, The Champ, Born Yesterday, Father of the Bride, and Shadow of a Doubt, as well as in anecdotes about the men and women of Hollywood, this book is an enduring tribute to the men who made the movies."--Cover
Prelude to war by Frank Capra( Visual )

97 editions published between 1942 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reviews events from 1931 to 1939, including the Japanese conquest of Manchuria, the Italian conquest of Ethiopia, and the rise of Hitler. Also discusses the Axis plan of world conquest
Pocketful of miracles by Bette Davis( Visual )

48 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this remake of "Lady for a day," an aging apple seller (Davis) poses as a wealthy grande dame to help her daughter (Ann-Margret) marry into a wealthy family
Frank Capra's State of the union by Frank Capra( Visual )

29 editions published between 1948 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An idealistic industrialist who is drafted to run for the presidency ... is caught between the ruthless ambition of [a] newspaper owner ..., who pulls the strings of his campaign, and the integrity of his wife ... who believes in the man behind the political facade"--Container
The Battle of Russia by Frank Capra( Visual )

80 editions published between 1943 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows the Russian defense against the Nazi invasion during World War II, focusing on the Battle of Stalingrad
Meet John Doe : Frank Capra, director by Robert Riskin( Book )

12 editions published between 1941 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman reporter creates the role of John Doe as a protestor of social injustice. When the hoax is questioned, an amiable tramp is persuaded to play the role and becomes a national hero. The wealthy, unscrupulous owner of the newspaper attempts to use the John Doe following to catapult himself into national prominence
Platinum blonde by Frank Capra( Visual )

40 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Platinum blonde is a glorious spoof of the newspaper business in New York City during the Depression; Ann Schuyler, a wealthy socialite, meets reporter "Stew" Smith and the two fall madly in love. The comedy begins as she tries to transform him from a ruffian newsman into a convincing gentleman."--Container
The Battle of Britain by Frank Capra( Visual )

50 editions published between 1943 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a documentary film record of the bombing of England by the German Luftwaffe in 1940 and the defense offered by the Royal Air Force
The Negro soldier by Frank Capra( Visual )

35 editions published between 1943 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Negro soldier (40 min.) traces the role of the Negro soldier in American history from 1776 to 1944, and shows the accomplishments of Negro troops. Ring of steel (9 min.) glorifies the history and legacy of the American soldier
It happened one night( Visual )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opposites attract with magnetic force in this romantic road-trip delight, about a spoiled runaway socialite and a roguish man-of-the-people reporter who is determined to get the scoop on her scandalous disappearance. The first film to accomplish the very rare feat of sweeping all five major Oscar categories (best picture, best actor, best actress, best director, and best screenplay), is among the most gracefully constructed and edited films of the early sound era
Frank Capra's A hole in the head by Frank Capra( Visual )

23 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in English and French and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy about Tony Manetta, a small-time Miami Beach hotel operator barely able to make the payments on his own modest inn, who dreams of one day opening a million dollar resort. In addition to bill collectors, Tony must contend with his beatnik girlfriend and his well-meaning but conservative brother and sister-in-law. Through thick and thin, however, one thing remains constant: the love between Tony and his young son who admires him even if he isn't a big shot
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Frank Capra's Mr. Smith goes to Washington
Frank Capra's Mr. Smith goes to WashingtonIt happened one nightFrank Capra's Arsenic and old laceMr. Deeds goes to townYou can't take it with youLost horizonFrank Capra's it's a wonderful lifeThe Men who made the movies : interviews with Frank Capra, George Cukor, Howard Hawks, Alfred Hitchcock, Vincente Minnelli, King Vidor, Raoul Walsh, and William A. Wellman
Alternative Names
Capra, Francesco Rosario 1897-1991

Capra, Frank

Capra, Frank, 1897-

Capra, Frank Jr

Capra, Frank R.

Capra, Frank R. 1897-1991

Capra, Frank Russell 1897-1991

Franciscus Capra

Frank Capra

Frank Capra Amerikaans filmregisseur

Frank Capra amerykański reżyser filmowy

Frank Capra cineasta

Frank Capra réalisateur, scénariste et producteur américain

Frank Capra regista italiano

Frank Capra US-amerikanischer Filmregisseur

Frenk Kapra

Frenks Kapra

Kapra, Frenks, 1897-1991

Kapra, Frenks Rasels, 1897-1991

Φρανκ Κάπρα σικελικής καταγωγής, αμερικανός σκηνοθέτης

Капра, Френк, 1897-1991

Капра, Фрэнк

Капра, Фрэнк Рассел, 1897-1991

Франк Капра

Френк Капра

Фрэнк Капра

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카프라, 프랑크 1897-1991

프랭크 카프라

キャプラ, フランク