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Frank Capra

Frank Capra

Date of Birth: May 18, 1897

Country: USA

Biography: Born in Sicily, Capra was a director, producer and writer who worked his way from Los Angeles's Italian ghetto to become the creative force behind some of the major award-winning films of the 1930s and 1940s. His rags-to-riches story has led film historians such as Ian Freer to consider him the "American dream personified". (Wikipedia)

Total Credits at Criticker: 5 (Actor), 47 (Director), 22 (Writer)

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    Pocketful of Miracles (1961)
    Boozy, brassy Apple Annie, a beggar with a basket of apples, is as much as part of downtown New York as old Broadway itself. Bootlegger Dave the Dude is a sucker for her apples --- he thinks they bring him luck... (imdb)
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    A Hole in the Head (1959)
    An impractical widower tries to hang onto his Miami hotel and his 12-year-old son. (imdb)
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    Our Mr. Sun (1956)
    Our Mr. Sun (1956) - TV Movie
    One entry in a series of films produced to make science accessible to the masses--especially children--this film describes the sun in scientific but entertaining terms. (imdb)
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    Here Comes the Groom (1951)
    Foreign correspondent Pete Garvey has 5 days to win back his former fiancé, or he'll lose the orphans he adopted. (imdb)
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    Riding High (1950)
    A horse trainer who has fallen on hard times looks to his horse, Broadway Bill, to finally win the big race. (imdb)
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    State of the Union (1948)
    An industrialist is urged to run for President, but this requires uncomfortable compromises on both political and marital levels. (IMDb)
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    It
    An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would had been like if he never existed.
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    Know Your Enemy - Japan (1945)
    An American wartime propaganda film about the history of Japan from the 16th century to the 1930's.
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    Two Down and One to Go (1945)
    Documentary short film produced by the U.S. Army, intended to enlighten the American public on the final thrust of the Allied war effort in Europe and on the plans for the return home of American forces. (archive.org)
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    Here Is Germany (1945)
    Frank Capra directed this film in the vein of his Why We Fight series. It was intended to be shown to American troops participating in the invasion and occupation of Germany. (imdb)
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    War Comes to America (1945)
    Part VII of the "Why We Fight" series of wartime documentaries. This entry attempts to describe the factors leading up to America's entry into the Second World War. (imdb)
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    Your Job in Germany (1945)
    Your Job In Germany is a short film made for the United States War Department in 1945 just before Victory in Europe Day (VE). It was shown to US soldiers about to go on occupation duty in Germany. The film was made by the military film unit commanded by Frank Capra and was written by Theodor Geisel, better known by his pen name Dr. Seuss.
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    Tunisian Victory (1944)
    Documentary made by the U.S. Army Signal Corps. (imdb)
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    The Battle of China (1944)
    The Official World War II US Government account of Chinese defense against Japanese aggression. (imdb)
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    Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
    A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family. (imdb)
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    The Nazis Strike (1943)
    The official World War II US government account of Nazi international aggression leading up to the British and French declarations of war. (imdb)
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    The Battle of Russia (1943)
    Documentary revealing the nature and process of the fight between the Soviet Union and Germany in the Second World War. (imdb)
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    Divide and Conquer (1943)
    The World War II US Government account of the European theatre of the war from after the English and French entry to the fall of France. (imdb)
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    The Battle of Britain (1943)
    The official World War II US government account of Great Britain's stand against the Nazi war machine after the Dunkirk evacuation. (imdb)
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    Prelude to War (1942)
    The official World War II US Government film statement defining the various enemies of the Allies and why they must be fought. (imdb)
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    Meet John Doe (1941)
    A man needing money agrees to impersonate a nonexistent person who said he'd be committing suicide as a protest, and a political movement begins. (imdb)
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    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
    A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the US Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back down.
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    You Can
    A good-natured but decidedly eccentric family meets a new friend. (imdb)
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    Lost Horizon (1937)
    A plane crash delivers a group of people to the secluded land of Shangri-La, but is it the miraculous utopia it appears to be?
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    Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
    Longfellow Deeds, a simple-hearted Vermont tuba player, inherits a fortune and has to contend with opportunist city slickers. (imdb)
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    Broadway Bill (1934)
    A runaway heiress and her sister's husband join forces to race the latter's fast horse, Broadway Bill. (imdb)
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    It Happened One Night (1934)
    A spoiled heiress, running away from her family, is helped by a man who's actually a reporter looking for a story. But then he falls for her... (imdb)
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    The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933)
    The American missionary Megan Davis arrives in Shanghai during the Chinese Civil War to marry the missionary Dr. Robert Strife. However, Robert postpones their wedding to rescue some orphans in an orphanage in Chapei section that is burning in the middle of a battlefield... (imdb)
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    Lady for a Day (1933)
    Aple Annie is an indigent woman who has always written to her daughter in Spain that she is a member of New York's high society. Now her daughter plans to return to America with her new finance and his father, a member of Spain's aristocracy. Annie must pretend to be wealthy or the count will not give his blessing... (imdb)
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    American Madness (1932)
    It's the 1930s, the Depression era, and the Board of Directors of Thomas Dickson's bank want Dickson to merge with New York Trust and resign. He refuses. One night, Dickson's bank is robbed of $100,000. The suspect is Matt Brown, an ex-convict whom Dickson hired and appointed Chief Teller... (imdb)
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    Forbidden (1932)
    In this romance a librarian takes a cruise and falls for an unobtainable man, a district attorney married to a crippled woman. (imdb)
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    The Miracle Woman (1931)
    After Florence Fallon's father is fired from the church where he preached for many years, she becomes embittered and loses faith. She teams up with Horsby, a con man, and performs fake miracles for profit. But the love and trust of a blind man restores her faith in God and her fellow man. (imdb)
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    Platinum Blonde (1931)
    Reporter Gallagher loves reporter Smith who marries Anne. He's soon born being married to a socialite and asks Gallagher to help him write a play. She arrives with a bunch of reporters and the mansion turns into a party. Anne arrives and orders them out and Smith goes with them. (imdb)
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    Dirigible (1931)
    A French explorer enlists the help of the US Navy in an expedition to the South Pole. There is competition between the airship division and fixed wing fliers, resolved in triumph and disasters. (imdb)
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    Rain or Shine (1930)
    After her father's death, Mary Rainey takes over the Rainey Circus (which operates twice daily, rain or shine) but runs into financial troubles. In one bit reminiscent of the Marx Brothers, the circus performers are up to some ridiculous antics at a dinner party with the family of Bud Conway, Mary's beau. As times become worse and the performers go on strike, Mary must try to save the circus from rioting patrons. (imdb)
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    Ladies of Leisure (1930)
    An upper-crust artist hires a 'party girl' as a model; romance follows. (imdb)
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    The Younger Generation (1929)
    Soap-opera about a social-climbing Jewish man and his old-world parents who are heartbroken by his rejection of them. (imdb)
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    Flight (1929)
    A Marine flyer and his flight school mentor fall for the same beautiful nurse. (TCM)
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    The Donovan Affair (1929)
    The lights go out at a high-society dinner party and one of the guests is murdered. The police are summoned and Inspector Killian shows up, with his assistant Carney. In order to get a clear picture of what took place, Killany decides to have the crime re-enacted (with a substitute for the murdered man.) The lights are turned out, and another man is murdered. This doesn't faze the Inspector one little bit, and he asks for a third re-enactment. The suspect list dwindles. (imdb)
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    That Certain Thing (1928)
    Molly Kelly wants to marry a millionaire. When she runs into Andy Charles, heir to a restaurant fortune, she jumps at the chance and marries him. Andy's father if furious and disinherits them. Andy tries his hand at ditch digging to support his wife, but that doesn't work out. (imdb)
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    The Power of the Press (1928)
    An aspiring newspaper reporter investigates as a young woman suspected of murder.
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    Submarine (1928)
    Two sailors who are always competing against each other set their sights on the same girl. When she chooses one over the other, their friendship ends acrimoniously. However, things change when one the men is in a submarine trapped beneath the ocean and the other, a diver, is sent down on a rescue mission. (imdb)
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    The Matinee Idol (1928)
    The famous matinee idol and blackface comedian, Don Wilson, heads out of town to escape adulation. There, calling himself Harry Mann, he accidentally joins a traveling acting troupe, and falls in love with Ginger Bolivar, who runs the troupe and stars in their Civil War melodrama. (imdb)
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    So This Is Love (1928)
    Jerry McGuire (William Collier Jr.) is a dress designer in love with shop-girl Hilda Jenson (Shirley Mason). But the problem is that prizefighter Spike Mullins (Johnny Walker) is also in love with Hilda. Jerry, undaunted by the obvious fact that , physically speaking, is no match for the bull-like Spike. Jerry Takes a few boxing lessons and, aided by Hilda, who deliberately overfeeds Spike before the big fight between the two rivals.
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    Long Pants (1927)
    Harry Shelby has been kept in knee pants for years by his overprotective parents, but the day finally comes when Harry is given his first pair of long pants. Almost immediately, he is expected to marry his childhood sweetheart Priscilla... but instead, Harry's first heady whiff of manhood has got him panting after Bebe, a "fast" woman from the big city. (imdb)
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    The Strong Man (1926)
    A meek Belgian soldier (Harry Langdon) fighting in World War I receives penpal letters and a photo from "Mary Brown"... (imdb)
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    The Ballad of Fisher
    Fultah Fisher runs a boarding house catering to seamen passing through the port. A girl known as Anne of Austria has had many lovers amongst the sailors, but presently she's known to be the "property" of Salem Hardieker, a tough Bostonian. When Anne's eye drifts to a new potential lover, Hans the Dane, he spurns her, knowing she's Salem's girl. But hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.... (imdb)
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