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It's a Wonderful Life | Movie Details for Director Frank Capra | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 89%  It's a Wonderful Life  130 min,  PG,  [Drama, Family, Fantasy]  [Frank Capra]  [07 Jan 1947]
Ratings:  IMDB 8.6/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 94%, Metacritic 89/100, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 1 nomination.
Actors:  Donna Reed, James Stewart, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell
Plot:  An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.
Writer:  Frances Goodrich (screenplay), Albert Hackett (screenplay), Frank Capra (screenplay), Jo Swerling (additional scenes), Philip Van Doren Stern (story)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
It Happened One Night | Movie Details for Director Frank Capra | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 88%  It Happened One Night  105 min,  [Comedy, Romance]  [Frank Capra]  [22 Feb 1934]
Ratings:  IMDB 8.1/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 98%, Metacritic 87/100, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 5 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 2 nominations.
Actors:  Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Roscoe Karns, Walter Connolly
Plot:  A spoiled heiress running away from her family is helped by a man who is actually a reporter in need of a story.
Writer:  Robert Riskin (screen play), Samuel Hopkins Adams (based on the short story by)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Lady for a Day | Movie Details for Director Frank Capra | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 87%  Lady for a Day  96 min,  TV-G,  [Comedy]  [Frank Capra]  [13 Sep 1933]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.5/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Actors:  Glenda Farrell, Guy Kibbee, May Robson, Warren William
Plot:  A gangster tries to make Apple Annie, the Times Square apple seller, a lady for a day.
Writer:  Robert Riskin (screen play and dialogue), Damon Runyon (from the story by)
Language:  English, Spanish    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Miracle Woman | Movie Details for Director Frank Capra | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 86%  The Miracle Woman  90 min,  PASSED,  [Drama, Romance]  [Frank Capra]  [20 Jul 1931]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.3/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Actors:  Barbara Stanwyck, Beryl Mercer, David Manners, Sam Hardy
Plot:  After Florence Fallon's father dies unappreciated in the church where he preached for many years, she becomes embittered and loses faith. She teams up with Horsby, a con man, and performs ...
Writer:  Jo Swerling (screenplay and dialogue), John Meehan (based upon the play "Bless You Sister" by), Robert Riskin (based upon the play "Bless You Sister" by), Dorothy Howell (continuity)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
You Can't Take It with You | Movie Details for Director Frank Capra | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 85%  You Can't Take It with You  126 min,  [Comedy, Drama, Romance]  [Frank Capra]  [29 Sep 1938]
Ratings:  IMDB 8.0/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 91%, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 2 Oscars. Another 7 nominations.
Actors:  Edward Arnold, James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Lionel Barrymore
Plot:  A man from a family of rich snobs becomes engaged to a woman from a good-natured but decidedly eccentric family.
Writer:  Robert Riskin (screen play), George S. Kaufman (based upon the play by), Moss Hart (based upon the play by)
Language:  English, Russian    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Lost Horizon | Movie Details for Director Frank Capra | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 85%  Lost Horizon  97 min,  UNRATED,  [Adventure, Drama, Fantasy]  [Frank Capra]  [01 Sep 1937]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.8/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 92%, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 5 nominations.
Actors:  Edward Everett Horton, Jane Wyatt, John Howard, Ronald Colman
Plot:  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?
Writer:  Robert Riskin (screenplay), James Hilton (novel)
Language:  English, Mandarin    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Arsenic and Old Lace | Movie Details for Director Frank Capra | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 84%  Arsenic and Old Lace  118 min,  [Comedy, Crime, Thriller]  [Frank Capra]  [23 Sep 1944]
Ratings:  IMDB 8.0/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 88%, External Reviews
Awards:  1 nomination.
Actors:  Cary Grant, Jack Carson, Priscilla Lane, Raymond Massey
Plot:  A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family.
Writer:  Julius J. Epstein (screen play), Philip G. Epstein (screen play), Joseph Kesselring (play)
Language:  English, German    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town | Movie Details for Director Frank Capra | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 84%  Mr. Deeds Goes to Town  115 min,  [Comedy, Drama, Romance]  [Frank Capra]  [12 Apr 1936]
Ratings:  IMDB 8.0/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 89%, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 7 nominations.
Actors:  Gary Cooper, George Bancroft, Jean Arthur, Lionel Stander
Plot:  Longfellow Deeds, a simple-hearted Vermont tuba player, inherits a fortune and has to contend with opportunist city slickers.
Writer:  Robert Riskin (screen play), Clarence Budington Kelland (story)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Platinum Blonde | Movie Details for Director Frank Capra | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 84%  Platinum Blonde  89 min,  PASSED,  [Comedy, Romance]  [Frank Capra]  [31 Oct 1931]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.9/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Actors:  Halliwell Hobbes, Jean Harlow, Loretta Young, Robert Williams
Plot:  A young woman from a very rich family impulsively marries a reporter, but each assumes the other is the one whose lifestyle must change.
Writer:  Harry Chandlee (story), Douglas W. Churchill (story), Robert Riskin (dialogue), Jo Swerling (adaptation), Dorothy Howell (continuity)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Meet John Doe | Movie Details for Director Frank Capra | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 83%  Meet John Doe  122 min,  [Comedy, Drama, Romance]  [Frank Capra]  [03 May 1941]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.7/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 89%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win.
Actors:  Barbara Stanwyck, Edward Arnold, Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan
Plot:  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.
Writer:  Richard Connell (based on a story by), Robert Presnell Sr. (based on a story by), Robert Riskin (screen play)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington | Movie Details for Director Frank Capra | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 79%  Mr. Smith Goes to Washington  129 min,  [Comedy, Drama]  [Frank Capra]  [19 Oct 1939]
Ratings:  IMDB 8.2/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 83%, Metacritic 73/100, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 12 nominations.
Actors:  Claude Rains, Edward Arnold, James Stewart, Jean Arthur
Plot:  A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the United States Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back down.
Writer:  Sidney Buchman (screen play), Lewis R. Foster (story)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
American Madness | Movie Details for Director Frank Capra, Allan Dwan, Roy William Neill | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 75%  American Madness  75 min,  PASSED,  [Drama]  [Frank Capra, Allan Dwan, Roy William Neill]  [15 Aug 1932]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.5/10, External Reviews
Awards:  1 nomination.
Actors:  Constance Cummings, Kay Johnson, Pat O'Brien, Walter Huston
Plot:  Socially-conscious banker Thomas Dickson faces a crisis when his protégé is wrongly accused for robbing the bank, gossip of the robbery starts a bank run, and evidence suggests Dickson's wife had an affair...all in the same day.
Writer:  Robert Riskin (story and dialogue)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
State of the Union | Movie Details for Director Frank Capra | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 74%  State of the Union  124 min,  APPROVED,  [Comedy, Drama]  [Frank Capra]  [30 Apr 1948]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.4/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Angela Lansbury, Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Van Johnson
Plot:  An industrialist is urged to run for President, but this requires uncomfortable compromises on both political and marital levels.
Writer:  Howard Lindsay (play), Russel Crouse (play), Anthony Veiller (screenplay), Myles Connolly (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
War Comes to America | Movie Details for Director Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 72%  War Comes to America  70 min,  [Documentary, War]  [Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak]  [14 Jun 1945]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.2/10, External Reviews
Awards:  1 win.
Actors:  A.A. Berle, Arno Breker, Dean Acheson, General Bergeret
Plot:  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.
Writer:  Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Adolf Hitler (book), Anatole Litvak, Anthony Veiller
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Matinee Idol | Movie Details for Director Frank Capra | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 71%  The Matinee Idol  66 min,  PASSED,  [Comedy, Romance]  [Frank Capra]  [14 Mar 1928]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.1/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Bessie Love, Ernest Hilliard, Johnnie Walker, Lionel Belmore
Plot:  A Broadway matinee idol famous for his black-face portrayals anonymously joins an amateur acting troupe and falls in love with the leading lady.
Writer:  Robert Lord (from the story "Come Back to Aaron"), Ernest Pagano (from the story "Come Back to Aaron"), Elmer Harris (adaptation), Peter Milne (continuity)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Forbidden | Movie Details for Director Frank Capra | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 70%  Forbidden  85 min,  APPROVED,  [Drama, Romance]  [Frank Capra]  [15 Jan 1932]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.0/10, External Reviews
Awards:  1 nomination.
Actors:  Adolphe Menjou, Barbara Stanwyck, Dorothy Peterson, Ralph Bellamy
Plot:  A librarian takes a cruise and falls for an unobtainable man, a district attorney married to a crippled woman.
Writer:  Frank Capra (story), Jo Swerling (adaptation)
Language:  English, French    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Tunisian Victory | Movie Details for Director Frank Capra, Hugh Stewart, John Huston | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 69%  Tunisian Victory  75 min,  [Documentary, War]  [Frank Capra, Hugh Stewart, John Huston]  [01 Apr 1944]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.9/10, External Reviews
Awards:  1 win.
Actors:  Bernard Miles, Burgess Meredith, Jacques Duchesne, Leo Genn
Plot:  Documentary made by the U.S. Army Signal Corps.
Language:  English    Country:  USA, UK    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Pocketful of Miracles | Movie Details for Director Frank Capra | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 68%  Pocketful of Miracles  136 min,  APPROVED,  [Comedy, Drama]  [Frank Capra]  [15 Feb 1962]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.3/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 63%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations.
Actors:  Arthur O'Connell, Bette Davis, Glenn Ford, Hope Lange
Plot:  A New York gangster and his girlfriend attempt to turn street beggar Apple Annie into a society lady when the peddler learns her daughter is marrying royalty.
Writer:  Hal Kanter (screenplay), Harry Tugend (screenplay), Robert Riskin (based on a screenplay by), Damon Runyon (story)
Language:  English, American Sign Language, Spanish    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB
Broadway Bill | Movie Details for Director Frank Capra | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 68%  Broadway Bill  104 min,  APPROVED,  [Comedy, Drama]  [Frank Capra]  [27 Dec 1934]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.8/10, External Reviews
Awards:  1 nomination.
Actors:  Helen Vinson, Myrna Loy, Walter Connolly, Warner Baxter
Plot:  A runaway heiress and her sister's husband join forces to race the latter's fast horse, Broadway Bill.
Writer:  Robert Riskin (screen play), Mark Hellinger (based upon a story "Strictly Confidential" by)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Ladies of Leisure | Movie Details for Director Frank Capra | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 68%  Ladies of Leisure  99 min,  PASSED,  [Drama, Romance]  [Frank Capra]  [05 Apr 1930]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.8/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Barbara Stanwyck, Lowell Sherman, Marie Prevost, Ralph Graves
Plot:  An upper-crust artist hires a 'party girl' as a model; romance follows.
Writer:  David Belasco (adapted from stage play), Milton Herbert Gropper (adapted from stage play), Jo Swerling (adaptation)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Strong Man | Movie Details for Director Frank Capra | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 68%  The Strong Man  75 min,  [Comedy]  [Frank Capra]  [19 Sep 1926]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.8/10, External Reviews
Awards:  1 win.
Actors:  Gertrude Astor, Harry Langdon, Priscilla Bonner, William V. Mong
Plot:  A meek Belgian soldier (Harry Langdon) fighting in World War I receives penpal letters and a photo from "Mary Brown", an American girl he has never met. He becomes infatuated with her by ...
Writer:  Arthur Ripley (story), Hal Conklin (adapted by), Robert Eddy (adapted by), Reed Heustis (titles by), Clarence Hennecke (adaptation), James Langdon (adaptation), Tim Whelan (adaptation)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Power of the Press | Movie Details for Director Frank Capra | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 66%  The Power of the Press  62 min,  [Drama]  [Frank Capra]  [31 Oct 1928]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.6/10, External Reviews
Awards:  1 win.
Actors:  Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Jobyna Ralston, Mildred Harris, Philo McCullough
Plot:  N/A
Writer:  Sonya Levien, Fred Thompson (screenplay), Fred Thompson (story)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Long Pants | Movie Details for Director Frank Capra | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 66%  Long Pants  60 min,  [Comedy]  [Frank Capra]  [26 Mar 1927]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.6/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Alan Roscoe, Gladys Brockwell, Harry Langdon, Priscilla Bonner
Plot:  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 ...
Writer:  Robert Eddy (adaptation), Tay Garnett, Arthur Ripley (story)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
A Hole in the Head | Movie Details for Director Frank Capra | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 65%  A Hole in the Head  120 min,  APPROVED,  [Comedy]  [Frank Capra]  [15 Jul 1959]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.4/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 67%, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 nominations.
Actors:  Carolyn Jones, Edward G. Robinson, Eleanor Parker, Frank Sinatra
Plot:  An impractical widower tries to hang onto his Miami hotel and his 12-year-old son.
Writer:  Arnold Schulman (screenplay), Arnold Schulman (play)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Here Comes the Groom | Movie Details for Director Frank Capra | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 64%  Here Comes the Groom  113 min,  [Comedy, Musical, Romance]  [Frank Capra]  [20 Sep 1951]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.4/10, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 nominations.
Actors:  Alexis Smith, Bing Crosby, Franchot Tone, Jane Wyman
Plot:  Foreign correspondent Pete Garvey has 5 days to win back his former fiancée, or he'll lose the orphans he adopted.
Writer:  Robert Riskin (story and treatment "You Belong to Me"), Liam O'Brien (story), Virginia Van Upp, Liam O'Brien, Myles Connolly
Language:  English, French    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Riding High | Movie Details for Director Frank Capra | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 62%  Riding High  112 min,  PASSED,  [Comedy]  [Frank Capra]  [12 Apr 1950]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.2/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Bing Crosby, Charles Bickford, Coleen Gray, Frances Gifford
Plot:  A horse trainer who has fallen on hard times looks to his horse, Broadway Bill, to finally win the big race.
Writer:  Robert Riskin (screenplay), Melville Shavelson (additional dialogue), Jack Rose (additional dialogue), Mark Hellinger (based on a story by)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia

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