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Birth Name: Frank Rosario Capra

Born: 18 May 1897 Died: 3 September 1991

Country of origin: Italy

Height: 5' 7"


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The Idiot's Guide To Famous (Classic) Filmmakers (85 items)
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Directors' Favorite Actors/Actresses (90 items)
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Directors and Their Masterpieces *UPDATED* (32 items)
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A Movie for every Director (Part 1) (100 items)
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Description: Frank Capra 1897-1991, an American film director, author of some highly popular films. Born in Bisacquino, Sicily (Italy), Capra moved with his family to America in 1903, settling in Los Angeles, where he graduated from Throop College of Technology (later CalTech). In 1930 Capra went to work for Mack Sennett and then Columbia where he formed a close association with (writer) Robert Riskin and (cameraman) Joseph MacDonald, although in 1940 Sidney Buchman replaced Riskin as writer. After the Oscar winning romantic comedy It Happened One Night he produced a steady stream of films intended to be inspirational and humanitarian ... (more)
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3. Forbidden (1932)
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5. His First Flame (1927)
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4. Today (1952)
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1. Clarence (1990)
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3. Our Mr. Sun (1956)
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1. Our Mr. Sun (1956)
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Directors' Favorite Actors/Actresses (90 person items)

"Barbara Stanwyck - Ladies of Leisure (1930) - The Miracle Woman (1931) - Forbidden (1932) - The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933) - Meet John Doe (1941) James Stewart - You Can't Take it With You (1938) - Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) - It's a Wonderful Life (1946) Jack Holt - Submarine (1928) - The Donovan Affair (1929) - Flight (1929) - Dirigible (1931) Jean Arthur - Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) - You Can't Take it With You (1938) - Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) Ward Bond - Lad"


Nattkrypet added this to a list 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Films that Director's Never Got to Make or Wanted (81 person items)

"Wanted to make a film about the life of Saint Paul with Frank Sinatra in the title role Wanted to make "Soviet", a film about an American engineer building a dam in Russia. It was to star Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Marie Dressler and Wallace Beery, but the production was cancelled. "


CD Smiles added this to a list 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Big Directors I Still Ain't Seen Shit From (59 person items)

"Seen It Happened One Night Priority Arsenic and Old Lace"


DragonPhoenix46 added this to a list 8 months, 1 week ago
My Favorite Directors (24 person items)

"1. It's a Wonderful Life (1946) 2. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) 3. It Happened One Night (1934)"


Jack added this to a list 11 months, 1 week ago
Influences (101 person items)
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100 Greatest Filmmakers of All Time (100 person items)

"Italian Major Works: It's a Wonderful Life (1946) Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) It Happened One Night (1934) • Director, Writer, Producer. •"


darthjoker12 added this to a list 1 year, 7 months ago
Oscars 1947 Winners (My Version) (23 movies items)

"Best Director! Winner: Frank Capra, It's a Wonderful Life! Nominees: William Wyler - The Best Years of Our Lives Howard Hawks - The Big Sleep Laurence Olivier - Henry V Alfred Hitchcock - Notorious"


darthjoker12 added this to a list 1 year, 7 months ago
Oscars 1935 Winners (My Version) (19 movies items)

"Best Director! Winner: Frank Capra, It Happened One Night! Nominees: Jean Vigo - L'Atalante Victor Schertzinger - One Night of Love W. S. Van Dyke - The Thin Man Howard Hawks - Twentieth Century"



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