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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 )

462 editions published between 1946 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 5,396 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 )

164 editions published between 1939 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 3,888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Washington's youngest senator, idealistic, small-town, heads to Washington and suddenly finds himself single-handedly battling ruthless politicians out to destroy him
It happened one night by Frank Capra( Visual )

137 editions published between 1934 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 3,307 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 )

94 editions published between 1942 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 2,748 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 )

88 editions published between 1936 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,848 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
Frank Capra's you can't take it with you by Frank Capra( Visual )

65 editions published between 1938 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,784 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 )

226 editions published between 1941 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,748 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 )

79 editions published between 1937 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fleeing war-torn China, a small planeload of people including a British diplomat is hijacked to an idyllic valley in the Himalayas where time has virtually stopped
Frank Capra's it's a wonderful life( Visual )

17 editions published between 1978 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,506 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 )

10 editions published between 1975 and 2001 in English and held by 1,070 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 )

95 editions published between 1942 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary supervised by Lt. Col. Frank Capra demonstrates how the diplomatic and political blunders made in the wake of WWI led to WWII. While America sleeps, Japan and Germany slowly and methodically build their armies and launch their plans for global conquest. Throughout this film, the lies of fascism and totalitarianism are contrasted with the ideals of Democracy. This film was shown to both civilian and military audiences
Pocketful of miracles by Bette Davis( Visual )

48 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 714 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
Frank Capra's state of the union by Frank Capra( Visual )

23 editions published between 1948 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 618 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
The Battle of Russia by Frank Capra( Visual )

80 editions published between 1943 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 587 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 )

10 editions published between 1941 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 456 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
The Battle of Britain by Frank Capra( Visual )

59 editions published between 1943 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 440 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
Platinum blonde by Frank Capra( Visual )

35 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 400 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 China by ( Visual )

58 editions published between 1943 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary record of Japan's attempt to conquer China, beginning with the events of the 1930's, continuing with the impressive Chinese defense effort in the early 1940's, and ending with the Allies bringing help to the Chinese in 1942
The Nazis strike : Blitzkrieg! by Frank Capra( Visual )

64 editions published between 1942 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary film record of Germany's preparation for war, the conquest of Austria and Czechoslovakia, and the attack on Poland
Lady for a day by Frank Capra( Visual )

37 editions published between 1933 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apple Annie, a fruit peddler, throws a party for Count Romero, whose son is engaged to her beautiful daughter. With a little help from a big-time gambler and a few other instant "members of society," she keeps the imposture going-- for a while
 
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Frank Capra's Arsenic and old lace
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Capra, Francesco Rosario 1897-1991

Capra, Frank

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

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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

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 townFrank Capra's you can't take it with youLost horizonThe Men who made the movies : interviews with Frank Capra, George Cukor, Howard Hawks, Alfred Hitchcock, Vincente Minnelli, King Vidor, Raoul Walsh, and William A. WellmanPocketful of miracles