Tag: Frank Capra

The Great Buster (2018) 7.5

The Great Buster (2018)

Storyline:Documentary on the life and works of comic genius Buster Keaton, directed by Peter Bogdanovich.User Reviews: I became aware of Buster Keaton in the early 1970s, when THE GENERAL played on PBS, and I bought a...

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) 7.6

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

Storyline:Mortimer Brewster, a newspaper drama critic, playwright and author known for his diatribes against marriage, suddenly falls in love and gets married; but when he makes a quick trip home to tell his two maid...

Why We Fight (2005) 7.8

Why We Fight (2005)

Storyline:Is American foreign policy dominated by the idea of military supremacy? Has the military become too important in American life? Jarecki's shrewd and intelligent polemic would seem to give an affirmative answ...

You Can’t Take It with You (1938) 7.6

You Can’t Take It with You (1938)

Storyline:Alice, the only relatively normal member of the eccentric Sycamore family, falls in love with Tony Kirby. His wealthy banker father, Anthony P. Kirby, and his snobbish mother, strongly disapprove of the matc...

You Can’t Take It with You (1938) 7.6

You Can’t Take It with You (1938)

Storyline:Alice, the only relatively normal member of the eccentric Sycamore family, falls in love with Tony Kirby. His wealthy banker father, Anthony P. Kirby, and his snobbish mother, strongly disapprove of the matc...

American Madness (1932) 7.6

American Madness (1932)

Storyline:American Madness is a film from director Frank Capra from 1932. Set during the depression the film depicts a bank trustee involved in a robbery scandal.User Reviews:

Ladies of Leisure (1930) 6.9

Ladies of Leisure (1930)

Storyline:Jerry Strong is the son of a rich businessman, but wants to be a painter. He hires Kay Arnold, a good girl with a bad past, as a model. They fall in love, and plan to get married. But Jerry's parents raise s...

Your Job in Germany (1945) 4.7

Your Job in Germany (1945)

Storyline:Your Job In Germany is a short film made for the United States War Department in 1945 just before Victory in Europe Day (VE). It was shown to US soldiers about to go on occupation duty in Germany. The film w...

Riding High (1950) 6.8

Riding High (1950)

Storyline:A horse trainer who has fallen on hard times looks to his horse, Broadway Bill, to finally win the big race.User Reviews:

Why We Fight: Prelude to War (1942) 6.8

Why We Fight: Prelude to War (1942)

Storyline: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 troops of the necessity of combat...

Platinum Blonde (1931) 7.3

Platinum Blonde (1931)

Storyline:In this witty romp, Jean Harlow plays an upper-crust socialite who bullies her reporter husband (Robert Williams) into conforming to her highfalutin ways. The husband chafes at the confinement of high societ...

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) 8

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)

Storyline:Longfellow Deeds lives in a small town, leading a small town kind of life - including playing the tuba in the town band. When a relative dies and leaves Deeds a fortune, Longfellow picks up his tuba and move...

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) 8.2

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Storyline: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 childh...

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) 8.6

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

Storyline: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 skinflint Mr. Potter from takin...

It Happened One Night (1934) – IMDb 8.1

It Happened One Night (1934) – IMDb

Storyline:Ellie Andrews has just tied the knot with society aviator King Westley when she is whisked away to her father's yacht and out of King's clutches. Ellie jumps ship and eventually winds up on a bus headed back...

Pocketful of Miracles (1961) 7.3

Pocketful of Miracles (1961)

Storyline:Boozy, brassy Apple Annie, a beggar with a basket of apples, is as much as part of downtown New York City as old Broadway itself. Bootlegger Dave the Dude is a sucker for her apples, he thinks they bring him...

Lost Horizon (1937) 7.8

Lost Horizon (1937)

Storyline:British diplomat Robert Conway and a small group of civilians crash land in the Himalayas, and are rescued by the people of the mysterious, Eden-like valley of Shangri-la. Protected by the mountains from the...