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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 )

25 editions published between 1939 and 2016 in English and held by 2,923 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 )

131 editions published between 1934 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 2,912 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( Visual )

62 editions published between 1946 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,740 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 )

369 editions published between 1946 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 2,606 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
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 2,042 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 )

73 editions published between 1936 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,630 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 )

72 editions published between 1936 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,613 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
Meet John Doe by Frank Capra( Visual )

221 editions published between 1941 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 1,505 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
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 )

12 editions published between 1975 and 2001 in English and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[This book] evolved from the memorable television series that was named by the New York Times as one of the outstanding television programs of 1973. Eight directors were encouraged by Schickel to reminisce about their working lives, which spanned the most intriguing decades of American film. In speaking with them, he found in these men a special quality: 'They felt in their bones the character and quality of a vanished America.' There was something valuable to be learned from them, not merely about the cinema, but about the conduct of life. They would, as Schickel says, be worthy of study even 'if they had been engaged in the manufacture of widgets, let alone something as intrinsically interesting as movies.' Each director created a canon of work that even today sustains critical analysis without sacrificing popular appeal. Moreover, each maintained his artistic integrity while working in an atmosphere generally credited with ruining rather than nurturing talent--Hollywood. The format of these interviews allows the directors to talk about preplanned issues without interruption. And the topics discussed deal with the directors' lives and attitudes rather than with the technical nature of their work; in fact, any questions which seemed too specifically technical were often greeted by them with snorts of contempt. The book is 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, Shadow of a Doubt, and The Roaring Twenties, as well as in anecdotes about the lives of men who not only 'made the movies' but who made Hollywood the glamour capital of the world."--Dust jacket
Mr. Smith goes to Washington by Frank Capra( Visual )

142 editions published between 1939 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Washington's youngest senator exposes corruption in high places, almost at the cost of his career
You can't take it with you by Frank Capra( Visual )

52 editions published between 1938 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 925 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
Frank Capra's You Can't Take It With You( Visual )

13 editions published between 1938 and 2016 in English and held by 858 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 792 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 )

89 editions published between 1942 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La jaquette indique : "Deux charmantes vieilles dames aux allures respectables et leurs trois neveux. La vie de la famille Brewster pourrait être sans histoires. Seulement voilà... Il faut savoir que Jonathan Brewster est un dangereux criminel flanqué d'un mystérieux docteur. Il faut aussi savoir que Teddy Brewster se prend pour le président Roosevelt. Quant à Mortimer Brewster, accompagné de sa charmante fiancée, il est heureusement parfaitement équilibré. Mais il va devoir faire appel à tout son sang-froid quand il découvre que ses "chères tantes" sont en fait deux empoisonneuses qui se sont données pour mission de soulager les vieux messieurs des affres d'une vieillesse pénible..."
Pocketful of miracles by Bette Davis( Visual )

26 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 563 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 553 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
Prelude to war by Frank Capra( Visual )

57 editions published between 1942 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reviews events from 1933 to 1939 including the Japanese conquest of Manchuria, the Italian conquest of Ethiopia, the rise of the Hitler; and explains the Axis plan of world conquest
It's a wonderful life by Frank Capra( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and French 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
The Battle of Russia by Frank Capra( Visual )

75 editions published between 1943 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 529 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 451 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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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. WellmanMr. Smith goes to Washington
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

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Frank Capra réalisateur, scénariste et producteur américain

Frank Capra regista italiano

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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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فرانک کاپرا

ফ্রাংক কাপরা পরিচালক, প্রযোজক, লেখক

ফ্রাঙ্ক ক্যাপ্রা 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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