Most Popular Movies and TV Shows With Frank Capra
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1. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Not Rated | 130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
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.
2. It Happened One Night (1934)
Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Romance
A spoiled heiress running away from her family is helped by a man who is actually a reporter in need of a story.
Votes: 87,938 | Gross: $4.36M
3. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 101,356 | Gross: $9.60M
4. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family.
5. You Can't Take It with You (1938)
Passed | 126 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A man from a family of rich snobs becomes engaged to a woman from a good-natured but decidedly eccentric family.
Votes: 21,958 | Gross: $4.66M
6. Today (1952– )
TV-G | 240 min | News, Talk-Show
A daily live broadcast provides current domestic and international news, weather reports and interviews with news-makers from the worlds of politics, business, media, entertainment and sports.
7. Lost Horizon (1937)
Approved | 132 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
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?
8. Pocketful of Miracles (1961)
Approved | 136 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
9. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A simple, small town man inherits a massive fortune, making him the target for scammers and publicity-seekers. Overwhelmed by the turn his life has taken, and awoken to another use for his new-found fortune, he makes a momentous decision.
10. Meet John Doe (1941)
Not Rated | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
11. The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1986)
90 min | Music, Talk-Show
This particular series combines several "The Dick Cavett Show" on ABC: ABC This Morning/The Dick Cavett Show ABC Daytime March 1968 - January 1969 The Dick Cavett Show ABC Primetime May 1969 - September 1969 The Dick Cavett Show ABC Late Night December 1969 - January 1975 The Dick Cavett Show ABC Late Night September - December 1986
14. A Hole in the Head (1959)
Approved | 120 min | Comedy, Drama
Widower Tony is trying to keep a small Miami hotel afloat while raising a 12-year-old son. He's forced to ask his harried brother Mario for help, but he'll only bail Tony out if he quits his bohemian lifestyle and marries a sensible woman.
Votes: 2,186 | Gross: $11.00M
16. The Merv Griffin Show (1962–1986)
TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Family, Music
Merv Griffin invites a series of actors, actresses, writers, and directors to discuss the progressive work they have done and current culture, arts, and entertainment surrounding the numerous projects.
17. State of the Union (1948)
Approved | 124 min | Comedy, Drama
An industrialist is urged to run for President, but this requires uncomfortable compromises on both political and marital levels.
18. Platinum Blonde (1931)
Passed | 89 min | Comedy, Romance
A young woman from a very rich family impulsively marries a reporter, but each assumes the other is the one whose lifestyle must change.
19. Why We Fight (1942)
Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary, War
The official World War II US Government film statement defining the various enemies of the Allies and why they must be fought.
20. The Battle of Russia (1943)
Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, History, War
Documentary revealing the nature and process of the fight between the Soviet Union and Germany in the Second World War.
23. American Madness (1932)
Passed | 75 min | Drama
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.
24. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)
30 min | Comedy, Drama
Live dramatic shows featuring Hollywood stars. Initially, the show was a thirty-minute weekly show, but when it moved to NBC in August 1954, the show was extended to sixty minutes, and the ... See full summary »
28. The Miracle Woman (1931)
Passed | 90 min | Drama, Romance
After an unappreciated minister dies, his daughter loses her faith in God, prompting her to open a phony temple with a con man. Can the love of a blind aviator restore her faith and happiness?
31. This Is Your Life (1952–1987)
30 min | Biography, Family, Reality-TV
Each week, an unsuspecting celebrity would be lured by some ruse to a location near the studio. The celebrity would then be surprised with the news that they are to be the featured guest. ... See full summary »
32. Know Your Enemy - Japan (1945)
Not Rated | 63 min | Documentary, History, War
A comprehensive look at the war in the Pacific during World War II. Shot as a propaganda film by acclaimed Hollywood director Frank Capra
34. War Comes to America (1945)
Not Rated | 70 min | Documentary, War
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.
35. The 44th Annual Academy Awards (1972 TV Special)
Award of the American academy of cinematographic arts and sciences, from 1940th known as "Oscar", - American film award created in 1929 and traditionally handed to the figures of ... See full summary »
43. The Battle of Britain (1943)
Not Rated | 54 min | Documentary, History, War
The official World War II US government account of Great Britain's stand against the Nazi war machine after the Dunkirk evacuation.
45. History Rediscovered: The Nazis Strike (2014)
40 min | Documentary
The second film in Frank Capra's epic "Why We Fight" documentary series, "The Nazis Strike" focuses on Nazi Germany and the British and French policy of appeasement that facilitated the ... See full summary »
Director: Frank Capra
46. Long Pants (1927)
60 min | Comedy
Harry Shelby receives his first pair of long pants. He immediately falls in love with a cocaine-smuggling flapper named Bebe. When Bebe is imprisoned, Harry decides to rescue her. To do so,... See full summary »
47. Submarine (1928)
Approved | 93 min | Action, Drama
Two sailors who are always competing against each other set their sights on the same girl. When she chooses one over the other, their friendship ends acrimoniously. However, things change ... See full summary »
48. The Strong Man (1926)
75 min | Comedy
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 ... See full summary »
49. Divide and Conquer (1943)
Not Rated | 57 min | Documentary, History, War
The World War II US Government account of the European theatre of the war from after the English and French entry to the fall of France.