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Riskin, Robert

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It happened one night by Frank Capra( Visual )

71 editions published between 1934 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 2,682 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
Mr. Deeds goes to town by Frank Capra( Visual )

61 editions published between 1936 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,616 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 )

31 editions published between 1937 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,408 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
Six screenplays by Robert Riskin( )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You can't take it with you by Frank Capra( Visual )

31 editions published between 1938 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eccentric patriarch meets the stuffy parents of his granddaughter's fiance
The thin man goes home by Dashiell Hammett( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nick and Nora drop by Sycamore Springs to see Nick's parents, and a mystery man drops dead on the front porch
Frank Capra's You Can't Take It With You( Visual )

12 editions published between 1938 and 2016 in English and held by 749 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
It happened one night( Visual )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opposites attract with magnetic force in this romantic road-trip delight, about a spoiled runaway socialite and a roguish man-of-the-people reporter who is determined to get the scoop on her scandalous disappearance. The first film to accomplish the very rare feat of sweeping all five major Oscar categories (best picture, best actor, best actress, best director, and best screenplay), is among the most gracefully constructed and edited films of the early sound era
Meet John Doe by Frank Capra( Visual )

12 editions published between 1941 and 2014 in English and held by 341 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 Meet John Doe by Frank Capra( Visual )

13 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fired from her job, reporter Ann Mitchell invents a fictitious "John Doe" to write an idealistic letter threatening suicide in protest of social ills. The public response to the letter is so enormous that Ann's newspaper rehires her and hires an out-of-work baseball player, John Willoughby to play the part of John Doe. He enters into the hoax for the money but ultimately rebels against the evil, self-serving despots who attempt to further their own political goals by controlling him and the thousands of John Doe fans who support him
Platinum blonde by Frank Capra( Visual )

15 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in English and German and held by 271 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
American madness by Frank Capra( Visual )

14 editions published between 1932 and 2020 in English and French and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the height of the Great Depression a populist bank president is saved from financial ruin by his small depositors
The premiere Frank Capra collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You can't take it with you: A family of zany free spirits helps a stuffy financier realize there's more to life than money
Lady for a day by Frank Capra( Visual )

22 editions published between 1933 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 188 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
Magic town by William A Wellman( Visual )

14 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ambitious pollster finds a small town whose citizens' opinions accurately reflect those of America at large. On discovering this oddity in the darling town of Grandview, Smith plots to exploit this mathematical miracle. Posing as an insurance salesman along with his two sidekicks, Ike Sloan and Mr. Twiddle, he romances the local newspaper editor while trying to keep her from discovering his true intentions
Broadway Bill by Frank Capra( Visual )

12 editions published between 1934 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man decides to abandon his nagging wife and his job in her family's business for the questionable pleasures of owning a racehorse known as Broadway Bill
Frank Capra's Mr. Deeds goes to town( Visual )

2 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gary Cooper and Jean Arthur star in this lighthearted, poignant comedy about small-town, "pixilated" poet Longfellow Deeds who inherits $20 milion from his uncle and is promptly declared insane by petty moochers, relatives, conniving lawyers and big execs who all want a piece of the pie
Frank Capra's Riding high( Visual )

5 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A horse trainer who has fallen on hard times looks to his horse, Broadway Bill, to finally win the big race
Meet John Doe (1941) : shooting script by Robert Riskin( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American madness (1932) : shooting script by Robert Riskin( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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It happened one night
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Mr. Deeds goes to townLost horizonSix screenplaysYou can't take it with youFrank Capra's You Can't Take It With YouAmerican madnessThe premiere Frank Capra collectionBroadway BillFrank Capra's Riding high
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Riskin, Robert

Riskin, Robert 1897-1955

Robert Riskin American writer

Robert Riskin Amerikaans scenarioschrijver (1897-1955)

Robert Riskin cinéaste

Robert Riskin escriptor estatunidenc

Robert Riskin escritor americano

Robert Riskin escritor estadounidense

Robert Riskin sceneggiatore, regista e produttore cinematografico statunitense

Robert Riskin scríbhneoir Meiriceánach

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Robert Riskin US-amerikanischer Drehbuch- und Theaterautor, sowie Filmproduzent und Filmregisseur

Robert Riskin yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

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Роберт Рискин

Роберт Ріскін американський письменник

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