Search results for "Frank Capra"


It's a Wonderful Life (1946) RT 94% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Sep 1995

George Bailey has spent his entire life giving of himself to the people of Bedford Falls. He has always longed to travel but never had the opportunity in order to prevent rich ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Frank Capra
CAST:  James Stewart  •  Donna Reed  •  Lionel Barrymore  •  Thomas Mitchell

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) RT 88% / Audience 92%

DVD release: Aug 2000

Mortimer Brewster is a newspaperman and author known for his diatribes against marriage. We watch him being married at city hall in the opening scene. Now all that is required ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Frank Capra
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Priscilla Lane  •  Raymond Massey  •  Jack Carson

Broadway Bill (1934) RT Audience 50%

DVD release: Aug 2004

Tycoon J.L. Higgins controls his whole family, but one of his sons- in-law, Dan Brooks and his daughter Alice are fed up with that. Brooks quits his job as manager of J.L.'s ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Frank Capra
CAST:  Warner Baxter  •  Myrna Loy  •  Walter Connolly  •  Helen Vinson

It Happened One Night (1934) RT 98% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Dec 1999

Ellie Andrews has just tied the knot with society aviator King Westley when she is whisked away to her father's yacht and out of King's clutches. Ellie jumps ship and ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Frank Capra
CAST:  Clark Gable  •  Claudette Colbert  •  Walter Connolly  •  Roscoe Karns

Lost Horizon (1937) RT 100% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Aug 1999

British diplomat Robert Conway and a small group of civilians crash land in the Himalayas, and are rescued by the people of the mysterious, Eden-like valley of Shangri-la. ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Fantasy • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Frank Capra
CAST:  Ronald Colman  •  Jane Wyatt  •  Edward Everett Horton  •  John Howard

Meet John Doe (1941) RT 89% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Aug 2005

As a parting shot, fired reporter Ann Mitchell prints a fake letter from unemployed "John Doe," who threatens suicide in protest of social ills. The paper is forced to rehire ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Frank Capra
CAST:  Barbara Stanwyck  •  Gary Cooper  •  Edward Arnold  •  Walter Brennan

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) RT 89% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Feb 2000

Longfellow Deeds lives in a small town, leading a small town kind of life. When a relative dies and leaves Deeds a fortune, Longfellow moves to the big city where he becomes ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Frank Capra
CAST:  Gary Cooper  •  Jean Arthur  •  George Bancroft  •  Lionel Stander

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) RT 94% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Feb 2000

Naive and idealistic Jefferson Smith, leader of the Boy Rangers, is appointed to the United States Senate by the puppet governor of his state. He soon discovers, upon going to ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Frank Capra
CAST:  Jean Arthur  •  James Stewart  •  Claude Rains  •  Edward Arnold

Pocketful of Miracles (1961) RT 63% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Sep 2001

Damon Runyon's fairytale, sweet and funny, is told by director Frank Capra. Boozy, brassy Apple Annie, a beggar with a basket of apples, is as much as part of downtown New ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Frank Capra
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  Glenn Ford  •  Hope Lange  •  Peter Falk

State of the Union (1948) RT Audience 77%

DVD release: Aug 2006

An industrialist is urged to run for President, but this requires uncomfortable compromises on both political and marital levels.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Frank Capra
CAST:  Spencer Tracy  •  Katharine Hepburn  •  Van Johnson  •  Angela Lansbury




The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933) RT 100% / Audience 64%

DVD release: Sep 1993

A U.S. missionary (Barbara Stanwyck) is gradually seduced by a courtly warlord (Nils Asther) holding her in Shanghai.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Frank Capra
CAST:  Barbara Stanwyck  •  Nils Asther  •  Toshia Mori  •  Walter Connolly

The Power of the Press (1928)

An aspiring newspaper reporter investigates as a young woman suspected of murder.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Frank Capra
CAST:  Douglas Fairbanks Jr.  •  Jobyna Ralston  •  Mildred Harris  •  Philo McCullough

Lady for a Day (1933) RT 100% / Audience 78%

Never-wed, poor, rough around the edges Apple Annie has always written to her daughter, Louise, in Spain that she is married and a member of New York's high society. Upon ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Frank Capra
CAST:  Warren William  •  May Robson  •  Guy Kibbee  •  Glenda Farrell

Flight (1929)

Two Marine pilots in love with the same girl are assigned a mission to find a notorious bandit in Nicaragua. This early talkie from director Frank Capra, released in 1929, ...  (more)

GENRES: 
DIRECTION:  Frank Capra
CAST:  Jack Holt  •  Lila Lee  •  Ralph Graves  •  Joe Bordeaux

Dirigible (1931) RT Audience 67%

Dirigible commander Jack Braden and Navy pilot 'Frisky' Pierce fight over the glory associated with a successful expedition to the South Pole and the love of beautiful Helen, ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Frank Capra
CAST:  Jack Holt  •  Ralph Graves  •  Fay Wray  •  Hobart Bosworth

The Battle of China (1944) RT Audience 60%

DVD release: May 2001

The sixth film illustrates Japan's occupation of China, including Madame Chiang Kai-Shek's stirring address before congress, the rape of Naking, the great 2,000 mile migration ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • War
DIRECTION:  Frank Capra  •  Anatole Litvak
CAST:  Anthony Veiller  •  Walter Huston

The Nazis Strike (1943)

This documents the relentless advance of Germany's mighty military machine, as Hitlers armies terrorize their victims with blitzkrieg tactics and spread through the Rineland ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • War
DIRECTION:  Frank Capra  •  Anatole Litvak
CAST:  Eduard Benes  •  Neville Chamberlain  •  Clementine Churchill  •  Winston Churchill

The Battle of Russia (1943) RT Audience 100%

DVD release: May 2001

"The Battle of Russia," Chapter V of Frank Capra's "Why We Fight" series, follows the beginning of the end for Adolph Hitler.  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • History • War
DIRECTION:  Frank Capra  •  Anatole Litvak
CAST:  Anthony Veiller  •  Nikolai Cherkasov

Prelude to War (1942) RT Audience 100%

DVD release: Feb 1995

Prelude to War was the first film of Frank Capra's Why We Fight propaganda film series, commissioned by the Pentagon and George C. Marshall. It was made to convince American ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • History • War
DIRECTION:  Frank Capra  •  Anatole Litvak
CAST:  Walter Huston  •  Max Schmeling