Frank Capra

Born: 18 May 1897, Palermo, Sicily
Died: 3 September 1991, La Quinta

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  • Arsenic and Old Lace

    Arsenic and Old Lace

    Cary Grant is panic-stricken when he suspects his seemingly sweet spinster aunts harbours a dark secret, in Frank Capra’s uncharacteristic foray into twisted farce.

  • It's a Wonderful Life

    It's a Wonderful Life

    Undervalued on its initial release, this small-town drama has become a Christmas favourite, though its tearful affirmation is laced with darker emotions.

  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

    James Stewart excels in Frank Capra’s tale of a country bumpkin appointed to the US Senate, where his idealistic plans collide with political corruption.

  • It Happened One Night

    It Happened One Night

    Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable strike sparks in one of the first, greatest and – despite the American censor – sexiest of romantic screwball comedies.

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