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Capra, Frank 1897-1991

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Most widely held works by Frank Capra
Frank Capra's Mr. Smith goes to Washington( Visual )

24 editions published between 1939 and 2016 in English and held by 2,963 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 )

121 editions published between 1934 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 2,930 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 It's a wonderful life by Albert Hackett( Visual )

58 editions published between 1946 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,764 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
It's a wonderful life by Frank Capra( Visual )

405 editions published between 1946 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 2,730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sentimental classic about a young man who attempts to end his life, only to be shown the error of his ways by his guardian angel
Frank Capra's Arsenic and old lace by Joseph Kesselring( Visual )

15 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and French and held by 2,065 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 )

65 editions published between 1936 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,658 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 )

70 editions published between 1937 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,633 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
Meet John Doe by Frank Capra( Visual )

213 editions published between 1941 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,514 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?
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 )

13 editions published between 1975 and 2001 in English and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edited versions of interviews originally conducted for the television series The men who made the movies
You can't take it with you by Frank Capra( Visual )

51 editions published between 1938 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy about the Sycamores, an eccentric family of free spirits, and the problems that arise when Alice, the one stable member, falls for her boss's son
Mr. Smith goes to Washington by Frank Capra( Visual )

134 editions published between 1939 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 879 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
Frank Capra's You Can't Take It With You( Visual )

13 editions published between 1938 and 2016 in English and held by 863 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
Frank Capra's It's a wonderful life( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man is saved from a suicide attempt by an angel and is then shown how important he is to the people who love him. A Christmas classic. Features both the black and white and the colorized version
Arsenic and old lace by Frank Capra( Visual )

84 editions published between 1942 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An easy going drama critic discovers that his kind and gentle Aunts Abby and Martha have a bizarre habit of poisoning gentlemen callers and burying them in the cellar
Pocketful of miracles by Bette Davis( Visual )

25 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 570 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( Visual )

6 editions published between 1948 and 2016 in English and held by 563 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
It's a wonderful life( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 536 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 )

56 editions published between 1942 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While America sleeps, Japan & Germany slowly and methodically build their armies and launch their plans for global conquest"--Container
The Battle of Russia by Frank Capra( Visual )

71 editions published between 1943 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 515 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 )

11 editions published between 1941 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 455 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
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Frank Capra's Mr. Smith goes to Washington
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It happened one nightFrank Capra's It's a wonderful lifeIt's a wonderful lifeFrank Capra's Arsenic and old laceMr. Deeds goes to townLost 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. WellmanYou can't take it with you
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

Capra Frankas

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

Ֆրենկ Կապրա

פרנק קפרה

فرانك كابرا

فرانک کاپرا

ফ্রাংক কাপরা পরিচালক, প্রযোজক, লেখক

ফ্রাঙ্ক ক্যাপ্রা পরিচালক, প্রযোজক, লেখক

ਫਰੈਂਕ ਕਾਪਰਾ

பிராங்க் காப்ரா

แฟรงก์ คาปรา

ფრენკ კაპრა

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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