Frank Capra
Frank Capra
*May 18, 1897 Bisacquino, Sicily, Italy
as Francesco Rosario Capra
September 3, 1991 La Quinta, California

Sicilian-born American film director.



It Happened One Christmas


Rendezvous in Space


Pocketful of Miracles


A Hole in the Head


Our Mr. Sun


Here Comes the Groom
Westward the Women


Riding High


State of the Union


It's a Wonderful Life


War Comes to America


Arsenic and Old Lace
The Battle of China


Divide and Conquer
The Nazis Strike
The Battle of Britain
The Battle of Russia


Prelude to War


Meet John Doe


Mr. Smith Goes to Washington


You Can't Take It with You


Lost Horizon


Mr. Deeds Goes to Town


Broadway Bill
It Happened One Night


The Bitter Tea of General Yen
Lady for a Day


American Madness


The Miracle Woman
Platinum Blonde


Ladies of Leisure
Rain or Shine


The Donovan Affair
The Younger Generation


The Matinee Idol
The Power of the Press
Say It with Sables
So This Is Love?
That Certain Thing
The Way of the Strong


For the Love of Mike
Long Pants


The Strong Man
Tramp, Tramp, Tramp


The Ballad of Fisher's Boarding House

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Books by Frank Capra
Frank Capra
The Name Above the Title
New York 1971
Books on Frank Capra
Eric Smoodin
Regarding Frank Capra, Audience, Celebrity, and American Film Studies, 1930-1960
Durham and London, 2004

Leland Poague (ed.)
Frank Capra, Interviews
Jackson, 2004

Joseph McBride
Frank Capra, The Catastrophe of Success
, 2000

Victor Scherle and William Turner Levy
The Complete Films of Frank Capra
New York - Secaucus, NJ, 1992

Lee Lourdeaux
Italian and Irish Filmmakers in America, Ford, Capra, Coppola, and Scorsese
Philadelphia, 1990

Raymond Carney
American Vision, The Films of Frank Capra
Cambridge, 1986

Allen Estrin
The Hollywood Professionals, Volume 6 Capra, Cukor, Brown
South Brunswick and New York - London, 1980

Brian Geoffrey Rose
An Examination of Narrative Structure in Four Films of Frank Capra
New York, 1980

Chuck Maland
Frank Capra
Boston, 1980

Victor Scherle and William Turner Levy
The Films of Frank Capra
Secaucus, N.J., 1977

Charles J. Maland
American visions, the films of Chaplin, Ford, Capra, and Welles, 1936-1941
New York, 1977

Richard Glatzer and John Raeburn (eds.)
Frank Capra, The Man and His Films
Ann Arbor, 1975

Leland Poague
The Cinema of Frank Capra, An Approach to Film Comedy
South Brunswick, N.J., 1975

Donald C. Willis
The Films of Frank Capra
Metuchen, N.J., 1974

James R. Silke
Frank Capra, "One Man - One Film"
Washington, D.C., 1971

Richard Griffith
Frank Capra
London, [1950]
Books with substantial mentioning of Frank Capra
George Stevens, Jr (ed.)
Conversations with the great moviemakers of Hollywood's golden age at the American Film Institute
New York, 2006

John C. Tibbetts and James M. Welsh
The Encyclopedia of Filmmakers, Volume I
New York, NY, 2002

Tom Pendergast, Sara Pendergast (eds.)
International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, 2. Directors
Detroit/New York/San Francisco/London/Boston/Woodbridge, CT, 2000

Andrew Sarris (editor)
The St. James Film Directors Encyclopedia
Detroit - New York - Toronto - London, 1998

Andrew Sarris
"You ain't heard nothin' yet", the American talking film ; history & memory ; 1927 - 1949
New York, Oxford, 1998

Duane Byrge, Robert Milton Miller
The Screwball Comedy Films, A History and Filmography, 1934-1942
Jefferson, North Carolina, and London, 1991

Ann Lloyd (ed.)
Movies of the Thirties
London, 1983

Richard Koszarski
Hollywood Directors, 1914-1940
New York, 1976

Stanley Hochman (ed.)
A Library of Film Criticism, American Film Directors
New York, 1974
Books with an entry on Frank Capra
David Thomson
The New Biographical Dictionary of Film
New York, 2003

Kay Weniger
Das große Personenlexikon des Films, Erster Band. A-C
Berlin, 2001

Glenn Mitchell
A-Z of Silent Film Comedy, An Illustrated Companion
London, 1998

Frank N. Magill (ed.)
Magill's Cinema Annual 1992, A Survey of the Films of 1991
Pasadena, Ca; Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1992

Paul Michael, editor in chief. James Robert Parish, associate editor
The American movies reference book, The sound era
Englewood Cliffs, N.J.,, 1969
Articles on Frank Capra
Vito Zagarrio, Re-Visioning Frank Capra, in: Cynthia Lucia, Roy Grundmann, and Art Simon (eds.), The Wiley-Blackwell History of American Film, Malden, MA, Oxford, Chichester, 2012
Charles Wolfe, Mapping Why We Fight, Frank Capra and the US Army Orientation Film in World War II, in: Cynthia Lucia, Roy Grundmann, and Art Simon (eds.), The Wiley-Blackwell History of American Film, Malden, MA, Oxford, Chichester, 2012
Joseph McBride, Capra Before He Became 'Capraesque', in: Sight & Sound, nr. 12, 2010 pp. 44-49
María Elena de las Carreras Kuntz, The Catholic Vision in Hollywood: Ford, Capra, Borzage and Hitchcock, in: Film History, vol. 14, 2002 pp. 121-135