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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 )

498 editions published between 1946 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 5,544 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 )

170 editions published between 1939 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 3,893 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 )

146 editions published between 1934 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 3,325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her father threatens to annul her marriage to a fortune-hunting playboy, spoiled heiress Ellie Andrews hops a cross-country bus to New York, where she plans to live happily ever after with her handsome new hubby. Romantic complications soon arise, however, when she's befriended by fellow passenger Peter Warne, a brash and breezy reporter who offers his help in exhange for her exclusive story
Frank Capra's Arsenic and old lace by Frank Capra( Visual )

97 editions published between 1942 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 2,742 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 )

95 editions published between 1936 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,853 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
Meet John Doe by Frank Capra( Visual )

237 editions published between 1941 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,805 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?
Frank Capra's you can't take it with you by Frank Capra( Visual )

70 editions published between 1938 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,791 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
Lost horizon by Frank Capra( Visual )

87 editions published between 1936 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,642 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 )

18 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in English and held by 1,500 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 )

118 editions published between 1942 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,100 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 )

11 editions published between 1975 and 2001 in English and held by 1,063 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
Pocketful of miracles by Bette Davis( Visual )

48 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 707 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 )

29 editions published between 1948 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An idealistic industrialist who is drafted to run for the presidency ... is caught between the ruthless ambition of [a] newspaper owner ..., who pulls the strings of his campaign, and the integrity of his wife ... who believes in the man behind the political facade"--Container
The Battle of Russia by Frank Capra( Visual )

81 editions published between 1943 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 585 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 )

11 editions published between 1941 and 2017 in 3 languages 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 Guy Hamilton( Visual )

61 editions published between 1943 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 455 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 )

37 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 402 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
Divide and Conquer by Frank Capra( Visual )

62 editions published between 1943 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary film record of the German attack upon and conquest of Belgium, Holland, and France in 1940
The Battle of China by ( Visual )

60 editions published between 1943 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 344 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
War comes to America by Frank Capra( Visual )

64 editions published between 1944 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the final film of "The Why We Fight Series." It is an overview of the conflicts which make up our heritage. Beginning in 1607 Jamestown to the 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor, this film reviews the history of the United States and describes the characteristics, habits, and beliefs of the American people. It also explains the events from 1931 to 1941 that caused the United States to enter World War II
 
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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

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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

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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