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1. Screen Snapshots Series 16, No. 8 (1937)

10 min | Documentary, Short

9.4
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Stars attend a barbecue at the Racquet Club; Frank Morgan's new business enterprise, The Trading Post, a country store in modern style, is seen. The annual Academy Awards are presented: ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Staub | Stars: Tom Brown, Frank Capra, Leo Carrillo, Bette Davis

Votes: 58

2. Hollywood (1980– )

676 min | Documentary, History

9.3
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The history of the American film industry in Hollywood during the Silent era.

Stars: James Mason, Viola Dana, Byron Haskin, Colleen Moore

Votes: 632

3. Screen Snapshots Series 17, No. 9 (1938)

10 min | Short, Documentary

9.2
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A dwarf village on Hollywood's Wilshire Boulevard is shown; a bench is dedicated in honor of the late Lon Chaney; a visit to Leo Carrillo's new ranch is offered; Hollywood notables appear ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Staub | Stars: Fay Bainter, Edgar Bergen, Russell Birdwell, Walter Brennan

Votes: 65

4. The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1986)
Episode: Robert Altman/Peter Bogdanovich/Mel Brooks/Frank Capra (1972)

59 min | Music, Talk-Show

9.1
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Interviews Mel Brooks, Frank Capra, Peter Bogdanovich, and Robert Altman.

Stars: Dick Cavett, Bobby Rosengarden, Robert Altman, Peter Bogdanovich

Votes: 12

5. Hollywood (1980– )
Episode: End of an Era (1980)

Documentary, History

8.8
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Hollywood's conversion to sound film is illustrated.

Directors: Kevin Brownlow, David Gill | Stars: James Mason, Irving Asher, Mary Astor, John Barrymore

Votes: 30

6. Cavalcade of the Academy Awards (1940)

Approved | 30 min | Documentary, Short

8.7
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Stars: Carey Wilson, Janet Gaynor, Emil Jannings, Mary Pickford

Votes: 78

7. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

8.6
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89 Metascore

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.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 376,529

8. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to William Wyler (1976 TV Special)

120 min | Documentary

8.6
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In 1976, William Wyler became the fourth recipient of the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award, following John Ford, James Cagney and Orson Welles. The winner of three Best ... See full summary »

Stars: Eddie Albert, Frank Capra, Irene Dunne, Samantha Eggar

Votes: 112

9. Hollywood (1980– )
Episode: Comedy: A Serious Business (1980)

Documentary, History

8.5
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The art of silent comedy is highlighted with a focus on the work of the four great clowns of the era: Charles Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, and Harry Langdon.

Directors: Kevin Brownlow, David Gill | Stars: James Mason, Frank Capra, Jackie Coogan, Georgie Harris

Votes: 38

10. The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1986)

90 min | Music, Talk-Show

8.3
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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

Stars: Dick Cavett, Bobby Rosengarden, Fred Foy, Mort Sahl

Votes: 563

11. Boom in the Shot (2017– )

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Three friends get trapped in a void of bad student movies and make jokes as they watch them while also interviewing the filmmakers.

Stars: Ryan Chang, Davis Grant, Kaylie Law, Austin Zessin

Votes: 7

12. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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73 Metascore

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.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold

Votes: 101,477 | Gross: $9.60M

13. It Happened One Night (1934)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

8.1
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87 Metascore

A spoiled heiress running away from her family is helped by a man who is actually a reporter in need of a story.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns

Votes: 88,041 | Gross: $4.36M

14. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

8.0
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A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, Raymond Massey, Jack Carson

Votes: 63,009

15. ABC Late Night (1973–1975)

90 min | Comedy, Music

8.0
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Stars: Steve Allen, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, George Burns

Votes: 76

16. You Can't Take It with You (1938)

Passed | 126 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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A man from a family of rich snobs becomes engaged to a woman from a good-natured but decidedly eccentric family.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Jean Arthur, James Stewart, Lionel Barrymore, Edward Arnold

Votes: 21,978 | Gross: $4.66M

17. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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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.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, George Bancroft, Lionel Stander

Votes: 18,708

18. Strictly G.I. (1943)

Approved | 20 min | Short, Comedy, Music

7.8
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A filmed broadcast of the Command Performance radio programs in which various Hollywood stars appeared and performed in accordance with letter requests from American service men stationed ... See full summary »

Stars: Bob Hope, Betty Hutton, Lana Turner, Judy Garland

Votes: 115

19. Lost Horizon (1937)

Approved | 132 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.7
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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?

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Ronald Colman, Jane Wyatt, Edward Everett Horton, John Howard

Votes: 11,487

20. Meet John Doe (1941)

Not Rated | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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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.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward Arnold, Walter Brennan

Votes: 11,357

21. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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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 »

Stars: Ken Carpenter, Jay Jackson, Otto Kruger, Gordon MacRae

Votes: 85

22. Westward the Women (1951)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Western

7.6
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A trail guide escorts a group of women from Chicago to California to marry men that have recently began settling there.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Robert Taylor, Denise Darcel, Hope Emerson, John McIntire

Votes: 2,602

23. Hollywood Greats (1977– )

40 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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Documentary series profiling various Hollywood stars of yesteryear and more recent times.

Stars: Barry Norman, Jonathan Ross, Lauren Bacall, George Cukor

Votes: 90

24. Tomorrow Coast to Coast (1973–1981)

60 min | Talk-Show

7.6
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Stars: Tom Snyder, Clare Boothe Luce, Kelly Lange, Sterling Hayden

Votes: 88

25. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Frank Capra (1982 TV Special)

112 min | Documentary

7.6
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Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Frank Capra, James Stewart, Edward Asner, Richard Benjamin

Votes: 159

26. The Unchained Goddess (1958 TV Movie)

57 min | Animation

7.5
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A scientist and a writer explain the various meteorological phenomena to Meteora, the goddess of weather, while giving an insight into the technology involved in predicting them and warning about the threat of global climate change.

Director: Richard Carlson | Stars: Richard Carlson, Frank Baxter, Bernard C. Hunt, Mel Blanc

Votes: 96

27. Late Night with David Letterman (1982–1993)

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.4
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Popular late-night comedy/talk-show with host David Letterman, interviewing famous guests.

Stars: David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Bill Wendell, Calvert DeForest

Votes: 3,820

28. Lady for a Day (1933)

Passed | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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A gangster tries to make Apple Annie, the Times Square apple seller, a lady for a day.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Warren William, May Robson, Guy Kibbee, Glenda Farrell

Votes: 3,567

29. American Madness (1932)

Passed | 75 min | Drama

7.4
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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.

Directors: Frank Capra, Allan Dwan, Roy William Neill | Stars: Walter Huston, Pat O'Brien, Kay Johnson, Constance Cummings

Votes: 1,724

30. This Is Your Life (1952–1987)

30 min | Biography, Family, Reality-TV

7.4
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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 »

Stars: Ralph Edwards, Bob Warren, Jack Benny, Penny Singleton

Votes: 205

31. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

7.4
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American show featuring the popular British talk show host.

Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

Votes: 118

32. George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey (1984)

110 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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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 Pakula, ... See full summary »

Director: George Stevens Jr. | Stars: Fred Astaire, Warren Beatty, Pandro S. Berman, Frank Capra

Votes: 298

33. The Irv Kupcinet Show (1953–1984)

Talk-Show

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Stars: Irv Kupcinet, Patty Duke, Bob Hope, Joan Crawford

Votes: 17

34. Soldier Man (1926)

33 min | Comedy, Short

7.4
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After the armistice, one U.S. soldier remains unaccounted for: he's wandering the fields of Bomania, hungry, thinking the war is still on. (He was in a German prison camp, escaping while ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Edwards | Stars: Harry Langdon, Natalie Kingston, Vernon Dent, Frank Whitson

Votes: 60

35. Hemo the Magnificent (1957 TV Movie)

60 min | Animation, Family

7.3
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An animated documentary about blood and the circulatory system. It was one of a series on bodily systems.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Richard Carlson, Frank Baxter, Mel Blanc, June Foray

Votes: 234

36. The Battle of Britain (1943)

Not Rated | 54 min | Documentary, History, War

7.3
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The official World War II US government account of Great Britain's stand against the Nazi war machine after the Dunkirk evacuation.

Directors: Frank Capra, Anthony Veiller | Stars: Douglas Bader, Arno Breker, Winston Churchill, Hermann Göring

Votes: 813

37. Bing Crosby: His Life and Legend (1978 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, Biography

7.3
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Director: Marshall Flaum | Stars: William Holden, Fred Astaire, Frank Capra, Rosemary Clooney

Votes: 22

38. Pocketful of Miracles (1961)

Approved | 136 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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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.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Glenn Ford, Bette Davis, Hope Lange, Arthur O'Connell

Votes: 5,673

39. State of the Union (1948)

Approved | 124 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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An industrialist is urged to run for President, but this requires uncomfortable compromises on both political and marital levels.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Van Johnson, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 3,299

40. The Miracle Woman (1931)

Passed | 90 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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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?

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, David Manners, Sam Hardy, Beryl Mercer

Votes: 1,752

41. Our Mr. Sun (1956 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 57 min | Animation

7.2
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One entry in a series of films produced to make science accessible to the masses--especially children--this film describes the sun in scientific but entertaining terms.

Directors: Frank Capra, William T. Hurtz | Stars: Eddie Albert, Lionel Barrymore, Frank Baxter, Marvin Miller

Votes: 143

42. Divide and Conquer (1943)

Not Rated | 57 min | Documentary, History, War

7.2
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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.

Directors: Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak | Stars: General Bergeret, Karl Brandt, Winston Churchill, Warren J. Clear

Votes: 654

43. Frank Capra's 'It's a Wonderful Life': A Personal Remembrance (1991 Video)

14 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Frank Capra Jr., Frank Capra, James Stewart

Votes: 51

44. The Moviemakers (1983– )
Episode: The Films of Frank Capra (1985)

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Director: Bruce Pittman | Stars: Elwy Yost, Frank Capra, Beulah Bondi, Al Bridge

Votes: 5

45. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.1
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Mike Douglas, aided by a different celebrity co-host every week, interviews a variety of figures from the world of entertainment.

Stars: Mike Douglas, Ellie Frankel, Ellie Frankel Sextet, Totie Fields

Votes: 361

46. The Battle of Russia (1943)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, History, War

7.1
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Documentary revealing the nature and process of the fight between the Soviet Union and Germany in the Second World War.

Directors: Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak | Stars: Anthony Veiller, Ion Antonescu, Nikolay Cherkasov, Anthony Eden

Votes: 1,150

47. The Nazis Strike (1943)

Not Rated | 41 min | Documentary, Short, War

7.1
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The official World War II US government account of Nazi international aggression leading up to the British and French declarations of war.

Directors: Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak | Stars: Eduard Benes, Neville Chamberlain, Clementine Churchill, Winston Churchill

Votes: 720

48. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Huston (1983 TV Special)

96 min

7.1
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Stars: Lauren Bacall, Robert Blake, Jeff Bridges, Richard Brooks

Votes: 84

49. Why We Fight (1942)

Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary, War

7.0
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The official World War II US Government film statement defining the various enemies of the Allies and why they must be fought.

Directors: Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak | Stars: Walter Huston, Victor Bulwer-Lytton, Kai-Shek Chiang, Walter Darré

Votes: 1,769

50. The 25th Annual Academy Awards (1953 TV Special)

News

7.0
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The first television broadcast of the annual motion picture awards ceremony.

Director: Bill Bennington | Stars: Bob Hope, Anne Baxter, Edgar Bergen, Jacques Bergerac

Votes: 116



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