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Riskin, Robert

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It happened one night by Frank Capra( Visual )

39 editions published between 1934 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,770 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
Mr. Deeds goes to town by Frank Capra( Visual )

30 editions published between 1936 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,681 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
Lost horizon by Frank Capra( Visual )

19 editions published between 1937 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British consul Robert Conway, together with a planeload of American and English passengers, is fleeing war-torn China. The plane is hijacked and comes down in Tibet, where the survivors are rescued by the ageless inhabitants of 'Shangri La', a ruggedly remote, utopian community hidden in the Himalayas
Meet John Doe by Frank Capra( Visual )

74 editions published between 1941 and 2014 in English and Russian and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To further his presidential aspirations, oil tycoon D.B. Norton buys a newspaper, renames it, and tells managing editor Connell to downsize. After being fired, cheeky reporter Ann Mitchell retaliates in her final story by creating John Doe, who writes a "Letter to the Editor," describing his disgust at the state of the world, capped by a threat to commit suicide on New Year's Eve in protest. John Doe's story causes an instant media sensation, so Ann finds a bum to "play" him. She selects former minor league ballplayer turned hobo Long John Willoughby, who goes along with the scheme. Soon he's making motivational speeches on the radio, and becoming a popular national figure, while corporate misbehavior, consumerism, and the attempted subversion of the resultant popular movement follow. Can Willoughby become the figure of integrity and principle he had only pretended to be? Even if it means sacrificing himself so that the real John Doe's can be saved?
Frank Capra's you can't take it with you( Visual )

5 editions published between 1938 and 2008 in English and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A family of zany free spirits helps a stuffy financier realize there's more to life than money
The thin man goes home( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outlaws come and go in Nick & Nora's lives, now it's time to meet the in-laws. The debonair sleuths leave little Nicky Jr. at boarding school, grab Asta and head to Nick's boyhood home of Sycamore Springs
Frank Capra's You can't take it with you by Frank Capra( Visual )

22 editions published between 1938 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the stenographer from an eccentric family falls in love with the son of a rich mogul, the two families clash. Their love will change everything
Six screenplays by Robert Riskin( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lady for a day by Frank Capra( Visual )

13 editions published between 1933 and 2012 in English and Multiple languages and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apple Annie, a cantankerous New York City fruit peddler, has been pretending to be a high-society matron in letters to her daughter. When her daughter comes to visit with her aristocratic fiance, Apple Annie enlists her gangster friends for help
Platinum blonde by Frank Capra( Visual )

7 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in English and German and held by 276 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
American madness by Frank Capra( Visual )

7 editions published between 1932 and 2011 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the height of the Great Depression a populist bank president is saved from financial ruin by his small depositors
The premiere Frank Capra collection by Frank Capra( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collectible box set containing 5 films (all with new commentaries) and a bonus disc with new interviews with Frank Capra, Jr., film historians, and others, archival footage, and a documentary
Broadway Bill by Frank Capra( Visual )

9 editions published between 1934 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man decides to abandon his nagging wife and his job in her family's business for the questionable pleasures of owning a racehorse known as Broadway Bill
Magic town by William A Wellman( Visual )

12 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ambitious pollster finds a small town whose citizens' opinions accurately reflect those of America at large. On discovering this oddity in the darling town of Grandview, Smith plots to exploit this ₁mathematical miracle. Posing as an insurance salesman along with his two sidekicks, Ike Sloan and Mr. Twiddle, he romances the local newspaper editor while trying to keep her from discovering his true intentions
Frank Capra's Meet John Doe( Visual )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and German and held by 96 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. Includes the short documentary, Gary Cooper on film, a biography about the actors life and career
Frank Capra's Riding high( Visual )

4 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A horse trainer who has fallen on hard times looks to his horse, Broadway Bill, to finally win the big race
The miracle woman( Visual )

2 editions published between 1931 and 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based loosely on the life of famed evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson
Mr. Deeds goes to town (1936) shooting script by Robert Riskin( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet John Doe (1941): shooting script by Robert Riskin( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

It happened one night (1934): shooting script by Robert Riskin( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Riskin, Robert 1897-1955

Robert Riskin sceneggiatore, regista e produttore cinematografico statunitense

Robert Riskin US-amerikanischer Drehbuch- und Theaterautor, sowie Filmproduzent und Filmregisseur

Роберт Рискин

רוברט ריסקין

رابرت ریسکین

リスキン, ロバート

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Mr. Deeds goes to townLost horizonFrank Capra's you can't take it with youFrank Capra's You can't take it with youSix screenplaysAmerican madnessThe premiere Frank Capra collectionBroadway BillFrank Capra's Riding high