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Frank Capra
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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 (78 items)
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Collaborating again and again (19 items)
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A Movie for every Director (Part. 1) (100 items)
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Published 1 year, 4 months ago 6 comments

About: 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. ... (more)

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5. His First Flame (1927)
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2. Today (1952)
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3. Biography (1987)
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Hollywood Walk of Fame - C (177 person items)
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WatchMojo’s Top 10 Director Trademarks (10 person items)

" *Jimmy the Raven -You Can't Take It With You (1938) -It's a Wonderful Life (1946)"


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Greatest Directors (72 person items)
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Best directors ever (78 person items)
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Life Through a Lens (CLOSED) (68 person items)

"Frank Russell Capra 18 May 1897 It's a Wonderful Life (1946)Also known for: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) It Happened One Night (1934) You Can't Take It with You (1938) Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)Total: 5 points 4 points: Coby 1 point: Iceviper"


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Top Trumps - Screen Vision (30 person items)

" Francesco Rosario Capra 18 May 1897 Donna Reed and James Stewartin It's a Wonderful Life (1946) 51 1926 136 mins 49 93.2% 21 "My advice to young filmmakers is this: Don't follow trends. Start them!""


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He Said, She Said (233 person items)

" WOODY ALLEN "I think Frank Capra was a much craftier filmmaker, a wonderful filmmaker. He had enormous technique, and he knew how to manipulate the public quite brilliantly. I was just doing what I was doing because it interested me, and in fact obsessed me. I was not doing it with an eye to manipulate the public. In fact, I probably would have had a larger public if I had gone in a different direction." BARBARA STANWYCK "Eyes are the greatest tool in film. Mr. Capra taught me that. Sure, "


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Academy Award Winning Directors (65 person items)

"You Can't Take It with You (1938) Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) It Happened One Night (1934) "


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My Favourite Directors (34 person items)

" Top Three Favourite Films: 1. It's a Wonderful Life 2. Mr Smith Goes to Washington 3. It Happened One Night "


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In Memoriam (585 person items)
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Directors (18 person items)

"1946 - It's a Wonderful Life "


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Hollywood (299 person items)

"Cary Grant Claudette Colbert Barbara Stanwyck Clark Gable James Stewart =5"


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Favorite Directors (14 person items)
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A Movie for every Director (Part. 1) (100 movies items)

" It's a Wonderful Life (1946) "


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Best Movie Directors (45 person items)
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Collaborating again and again (19 person items)

"-Jimmy Stewart -You Can't Take It With You -Mr.Smith Goes to Washington -It's a Wonderful Life -Gary Cooper -Mr. Deeds Goes to Town -Meet John Doe Also: -Barbara Stanwyck -Jean Arthur "


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Favorite Director! (23 person items)

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