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Capra, Frank 1897-1991

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Frank Capra's It's a wonderful life by Frank Capra( Visual )

335 editions published between 1946 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 5,183 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 )

115 editions published between 1939 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 3,786 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 )

73 editions published between 1934 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 3,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rich young woman marries an idle playboy against her father's will
Frank Capra's Arsenic and old lace by Frank Capra( Visual )

78 editions published between 1942 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An easy-going drama critic is shocked to discover that his elderly aunts, the seemingly gentle-natured Abby and Martha, have a habit of poisoning gentlemen callers and burying them in the cellar of their old Brooklyn mansion
Mr. Deeds goes to town by Frank Capra( Visual )

62 editions published between 1936 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,784 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 )

52 editions published between 1938 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,757 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
Meet John Doe by Frank Capra( Visual )

182 editions published between 1941 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,714 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?
Lost horizon by Frank Capra( Visual )

35 editions published between 1937 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,530 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( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 1,388 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 )

9 editions published between 1975 and 2001 in English and held by 1,085 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 )

101 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,005 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
Pocketful of miracles by Bette Davis( Visual )

44 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 721 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 )

22 editions published between 1948 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 597 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 )

69 editions published between 1943 and 2007 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary 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 )

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

55 editions published between 1943 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 448 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 )

28 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 390 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
It's a wonderful life : screenplay by Frances Goodrich( Book )

24 editions published between 1946 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sentimental classic about a young man who attempts to end his own life, only to be shown the error of his ways by his guardian angel
War comes to America by Frank Capra( Visual )

57 editions published between 1944 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Briefly reviews the history of the United States and describes the characteristics, habits, and beliefs of the American people. Explains the events from 1931 to 1941 that caused the United States to enter World War II
The Battle of China( Visual )

48 editions published between 1943 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts Japanese aggression against China during World War II and describes Japan's plans for world conquest. Documents the Japanese invasion of Manchuria and the Shanghai peninsula, the battle of Nanking, massive Chinese guerrilla warfare and the Japanese defeat at Changsa. Recalls Chinese development of compass, printing, astronomy, gunpowder, and porcelain
 
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It happened one night
Alternative Names
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

Frank Capra regista italiano

Frank Capra US-amerikanischer Filmregisseur

Frenk Kapra

Frenks Kapra

Kapra, Frenks, 1897-1991

Kapra, Frenks Rasels, 1897-1991

Φρανκ Κάπρα

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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פרנק קפרה

فرانك كابرا

فرانک کاپرا

ফ্রাংক কাপরা পরিচালক, প্রযোজক, লেখক

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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