Search results for "Frank Capra"


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

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

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

DVD release: Sep 2001

How can a drunken beggar in just one night become a High-Society woman? This type of thing only happens in fairytales. Or maybe in Hollywood.  (more)

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

A Hole in the Head (1959) RT 67% / Audience 47%

DVD release: Sep 2001

An impractical widower tries to hang onto his Miami hotel and his 12-year-old son.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music
DIRECTION:  Frank Capra
CAST:  Frank Sinatra  •  Edward G. Robinson  •  Eleanor Parker  •  Carolyn Jones

The Strange Case of the Cosmic Rays (1957)

Part of acclaimed filmmaker Frank Capra's "Wonders of Life" series of science-based films (which won an Emmy Award for Best Editing) teaches kids about the power of gamma rays ...  (more)

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DIRECTION:  Frank Capra  •  William T. Hurtz
CAST:  Richard Carlson  •  Frank Baxter

Here Comes the Groom (1951) RT Audience 70%

DVD release: Jun 2004

Foreign correspondent Pete Garvey has 5 days to win back his former fiancée, or he'll lose the orphans he adopted.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Frank Capra
CAST:  Bing Crosby  •  Jane Wyman  •  Alexis Smith  •  Franchot Tone

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

War Comes to America (1945) RT Audience 89%

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.  (more)

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DIRECTION:  Frank Capra  •  Anatole Litvak
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Know Your Enemy: Japan (1945)

Frank Capra-directed propaganda film produced at the onset of World War II depicting the United States' new enemy: Japan  (more)

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DIRECTION:  Frank Capra
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Tunisian Victory (1944) RT Audience 67%

DVD release: Mar 2007

Documentary made by the U.S. Army Signal Corps after the North African campaign.  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • War
DIRECTION:  John Huston  •  Frank Capra  •  Hugh Stewart
CAST:  Leo Genn  •  Burgess Meredith  •  Bernard Miles  •  Jacques Duchesne




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
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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
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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:  Max Schmeling

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
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The Battle of Britain (1943) RT Audience 75%

DVD release: Jul 2004

Exciting newsreel footage highlights this award-winning documentary of Britain's gallant stand against the encroaching Nazi horde. As the British people fight bravely, Hitler ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • History • War
DIRECTION:  Frank Capra
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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. 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 on a lark by the spineless governor of his state. He is reunited with the state's senior ...  (more)

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