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Frank Capra

Profession: Director
Frank Capra
Real name: Francesco Rosario Capra Bisacquino
Birthdate: May 18, 1897
Date of death: September 03, 1991
Age: 93 years
Country: Italy Italy
Horoscope: Taurus

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Frank Capra Nominations & Awards

Academy Awards

 - Best Director WINNER
 - Best Director WINNER
 - Best Director WINNER
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 - Best Director NOMINATED

Golden Globes Awards

 - Best Director WINNER

Directors Guild of America (DGA)

 - Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film NOMINATED
 - Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film NOMINATED

New York Film Critics Circle

 - Best Director NOMINATED
Francesco Rosario Capra Bisacquino was an Italian Director. He has won three Academy Awards and an Golden Globes Awards. He's known for You Can't Take it With You (1938), It Happened One Night (1934) and Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936).

All Movies of Frank Capra

  • George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey
    Biography of director George Stevens by his son. It includes clips from many of his films with commentary by the actors and by directors such as Frank Capra, John Huston and Alan J. Pakula, among others. Also included are Stevens'...
    Character: Self
    United States  1984
  • Pocketful of Miracles
    7.3
    Apple Annie is a beggar and an apple seller who is part of downtown New York life. Her daughter, Louise, is to marry a Count who thinks that Annie is a part of New York society...
    Director of the film
    United States  1961
  • A Hole in the Head
    6.3
    Tony Manetta runs an unsuccessful Miami hotel, on which he can't meet the payments. Another liability is his weakness for dames (Shirl, his sexy current flame, is even less responsible than Tony). But a solid asset is Ally, his se...
    Director of the film
    United States  1959
  • Our Mr. Sun (TV)
    Dale Phillips (Since this is an educational film dramatizing facts about the sun it would be difficult to write a summary without spoilers. This summary is meant to excite and encourage viewing.) I saw this educational movie in el...
    Director of the film
    United States  1956
  • Here Comes the Groom
    Pete Garvey, foreign correspondent, has been running an impromptu adoption agency for war orphans in Paris, when an ultimatum from his erstwhile fiancée Emmadel Jones draws him back to Boston, complete with two adopted orphans to...
    Director of the film
    United States  1951
  • State of the Union
    7.2
    Kay Thordyke loves Grant Matthews and helps him become Republican nominee for President. The party machine begins to worry as Grant begins to speak for himself. At an important dinner his wife Mary condemns corrupt politicians and...
    Director of the film
    United States  1948
  • It's a Wonderful Life
    8.6
    A good but slightly ineffectual man tries to off himself after an error that really wasnt his fault. In Christmas carol fashion, his crusty-but-lovable guardian angel shows up to give him a tour of the world without his presence, ...
    Director of the film
    United States  1946
  • Know Your Enemy: Japan
    The hour-long film sought to educate American soldiers about their adversary's history and society, particularly the course up to the Pacific War, and the totalitarian nature of the Japanese state. Today, it’s used to show the i...
    Director of the film
    United States  1945
  • Two Down and One to Go
    Documentary short film produced by the U.S. Army, intended to enlighten the American public on the final thrust of the Allied war effort in Europe and on the plans for the return home of American forces.
    Director of the film
    United States  1945
  • Arsenic and Old Lace
    8.0
    Mortimer Brewster stops off in Brooklyn to visit his two favourite aunts Abby and Martha to tell them that he has just gotten married. However, he discovers the dotty old dears have been feeding their boarders poisoned elderberry ...
    Director of the film
    United States  1944
  • The Battle of China
    The Official World War II US Government account of Chinese defense against Japanese aggression.
    Director of the film
    United States  1944
  • The Battle of Britain
    The official World War II US government account of Great Britain's stand against the Nazi war machine after the Dunkirk evacuation. In this installment of the "Why We Fight" propaganda film series, we have the account of...
    Director of the film
    United States  1943
  • Why We Fight 2: The Nazis Strike
    In this installment of the Why We Fight propaganda film series, we see the events of Nazi Germany's diplomatic and military acts of international aggression. One by one, we learn of the Nazi's consistently underhanded and relentin...
    Director of the film
    United States  1943
  • The Battle of Russia
    Documentary revealing the nature and process of the fight between the Soviet Union and Germany in the Second World War.
    Director of the film
    United States  1943
  • Why We Fight 1: Prelude to War
    The official World War II US Government film statement defining the various enemies of the Allies and why they must be fought. In this first installment of the "Why We Fight" US propaganda film series, the series ill...
    Director of the film
    United States  1942
  • Meet John Doe
    7.7
    Gary Cooper stars as a nobody hired by a newspaper as part of a stunt to play a man that says he will commit suicide Christmas Eve because he's tired of how people have forgotten each other. Barbara Stanwyck stars as the reporter ...
    Director of the film
    United States  1941
  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
    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 senator--presidential hopeful and childhood hero, Senator Josep...
    Director of the film
    United States  1939
  • You Can't Take it With You
    8.0
    The stenographer Alice Sycamore is in love with her boss Tony Kirby, who is the vice-president of the powerful company owned by his greedy father Anthony P. Kirby. Kirby Sr. is dealing a monopoly in the trade of weapons, and needs...
    Director of the film
    United States  1938
  • Lost Horizon
    On 10 March 1935, the pacifist British diplomat and future Foreign Secretary Robert Conway helps a group of ninety Westerns white people to escape from the Chinese city of Baskul after the beginning of a revolution. He leaves the ...
    Director of the film
    United States  1937
  • Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
    8.0
    When a small-town idealist (Gary Cooper) goes to New York to collect a twenty million dollar inheritance, he finds romance with wisecracking journalist (Jean Arthur). Suddenly, he becomes the target of ruthless businessmen and rel
    Director of the film
    United States  1936
  • Broadway Bill
    This comedy-drama was directed, and then -- over twenty years later -- remade, by Frank Capra. Dan Brooks cares more about his thoroughbred Broadway Bill than for his wife Margaret or his job at father-in-law J. L. Higgins's busin...
    Director of the film
    United States  1934
  • It Happened One Night
    8.4
    When Ellie Andrews, a millionaire's daughter, marries a man her father dislikes, the resulting family squabble sends the beautiful heiress into hiding. She travels across country by bus, a fugitive from high society. En route, she...
    Director of the film
    United States  1934
  • Lady for a Day
    7.5
    Story of a soft-hearted gangster who organizes his entire gang of thugs to help transform an elderly, rather seedy apple vendor into a perfect society lady. This treatment of a Damon Runyon story was, next to "It's a Wonderfu...
    Director of the film
    United States  1933
  • Forbidden
    On a cruise to Cuba, Lulu Smith falls in love with Bob Grover. Back home, she breaks off the romance when he tells her he is married. Lulu has a baby, but doesn't tell Bob, who turns out to be a rising politician. She passes herse...
    Director of the film
    United States  1932
  • Platinum Blonde
    Reporter 'Stew' Smith meets beautiful Ann Schuyler, a rich socialite, while covering the story of a scandal involving Ann's family. Ann takes a liking to the wisecracking Smith and the couple eventually elope. Stew's roots as a st...
    Director of the film
    United States  1931
  • Rain or Shine
    After her father's death, Mary Rainey takes over the Rainey Circus (which operates twice daily, rain or shine) but runs into financial troubles. In one bit reminiscent of the Marx Brothers, the circus performers are up to some rid...
    Director of the film
    United States  1930
  • The Matinee Idol
    A Broadway matinee idol famous for his black-face portrayals anonymously joins an amateur acting troupe and falls in love with the leading lady.
    Director of the film
    United States  1928
  • So This Is Love?
    Jerry McGuire (William Collier Jr.) is a clothing designer who is tired of being seen as a coward. He begins training secretly as a boxer to face Spike Mullins (Johnnie Walker) and win the sympathy of store clerk Hilda Jensen (Shi
    Director of the film
    United States  1928
  • That Certain Thing
    Molly Kelly wants to marry a millionaire. When she runs into Andy Charles, heir to a restaurant fortune, she jumps at the chance and marries him. Andy's father if furious and disinherits them. Andy tries his hand at ditch digging ...
    Director of the film
    United States  1928
  • Long Pants
    Harry Shelby (Harry Langdon) 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 expected to marry his childhoo...
    Director of the film
    United States  1927
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