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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 )

340 editions published between 1946 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 5,064 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 )

140 editions published between 1939 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 3,853 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 )

72 editions published between 1934 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 3,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A runaway heiress falls in love with a reporter who is chasing her across America
Frank Capra's Arsenic and old lace by Frank Capra( Visual )

161 editions published between 1941 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 2,881 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
Meet John Doe by Frank Capra( Visual )

230 editions published between 1941 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,829 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
Mr. Deeds goes to town by Frank Capra( Visual )

80 editions published between 1936 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,779 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 )

73 editions published between 1936 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fleeing war-torn China, a small planeload of people are hijacked to an idyllic valley in the Himalayas where time has virtually stopped. There Conway, a British diplomat, falls in love with a beautiful woman, and is asked to remain in Shangri-La as its new leader
Frank Capra's it's a wonderful life by Frank Capra( Visual )

56 editions published between 1946 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,544 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
Prelude to war by Frank Capra( Visual )

199 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reviews events from 1933 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
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 )

8 editions published between 1975 and 2001 in English and held by 1,097 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
The Battle of Britain by Frank Capra( Visual )

128 editions published between 1943 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 931 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
Pocketful of miracles by Frank Capra( Visual )

50 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An aging apple seller poses as a wealthy grande dame to help her daughter marry into a legitimately wealthy family. A comic collection of gangsters help her in her charade
The Battle of Russia by Frank Capra( Visual )

79 editions published between 1943 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows the Russian defense against the Nazi invasion during World War II, focusing on the Battle of Stalingrad
Frank Capra's state of the union by Frank Capra( Visual )

29 editions published between 1948 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An industrialist runs for the Presidency and is caught between his principled estranged wife and a power-hungry newspaper owner, who is also the industrialist's mistress
Meet John Doe : Frank Capra, director by Robert Riskin( Book )

10 editions published between 1941 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gary Cooper portrays a former baseball player whose misfortunes have changed his life. Barbara Stanwyck, a news reporter, interviews "John Doe", a fictional character eventually represented to the public by Cooper. Her report falls into the hands of a crooked politician who exploits "John Doe" by making him a good will ambassador in a phony political drive, leaving Cooper on the brink of suicide
Divide and conquer by Frank Capra( Visual )

66 editions published between 1943 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Divide and conquer: Recounts the successive defeats of Denmark, Norway, Holland, Belgium, and France by the seemingly invincible German army, as seen in dramatic footage from both sides of the battle. The Battle of Britain: Exclusive Army footage and captured Nazi film portray the indomitable spirit of the heroic Londoners during the blitz by the Luftwaffe and outline Hitler's six-point plan to annihilate England
Why we fight by Frank Capra( Visual )

31 editions published between 1942 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parts one and two of a propaganda series of seven information films shown to the American G.I. in the 1940's. Originally produced by the United States government for the Morale Services Division which documents the causes and events leading up to World War II and exhorts Americans to support the war effort. Prelude to war: Recounts the Japanese incursion into Manchuria, the Italian conquest of Ethiopia, and the beginnings of the Nazi takeover in Eastern Europe. The Nazis strike: Documents the relentless advance of Germany's military machine, as Hitler's armies terrorize their victims with blitzkrieg tactics and spread through the Rhineland, Austria, Czechoslovakia, and Poland
Platinum blonde by Frank Capra( Visual )

31 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 403 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
Frank Capra's A hole in the head by Frank Capra( Visual )

18 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in English and Multiple languages and held by 363 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
The name above the title : an autobiography by Frank Capra( Book )

27 editions published between 1971 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although Frank Capra is best known as the director of several classic films, he was also an award-winning documentary filmmaker as well as a behind-the-scene force in the Director's Guild, the Motion Picture Academy, and the Producer's Guild. He worked with or knew socially everyone in the movie business from the silent era through the golden age. Reading his autobiography is like having Capra sitting in your living room, regaling you with his anecdotes as he reveals the deeply personal story of how, despite winning six Academy Awards, he struggled throughout his life against the glamors, vagaries, and frustrations of Hollywood for the creative freedom to make some of the most memorable films of all time
 
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Capra, Francesco Rosario 1897-1991

Capra, Frank Jr

Capra, Frank R.

Capra, Frank R. 1897-1991

Capra, Frank Russell 1897-1991

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카프라, 프랑크 1897-1991

프랭크 카프라

キャプラ, フランク

フランク・キャプラ

法蘭克·卡普拉

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Frank Capra's Mr. Smith goes to WashingtonIt happened one nightFrank Capra's Arsenic and old laceMr. Deeds goes to townLost horizonPrelude to warThe Men who made the movies : interviews with Frank Capra, George Cukor, Howard Hawks, Alfred Hitchcock, Vincente Minnelli, King Vidor, Raoul Walsh, and William A. WellmanThe Battle of Britain