Frank Russell Capra (born Francesco Rosario Capra; May 18, 1897 – September 3, 1991) was an Italian-born American film director, producer and writer who became the creative force behind some of the major award-winning films of the 1930s and 1940s.
- Frank Russell Capra
- Film director, producer, writer
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Frank Capra, Director: It's a Wonderful Life. One of seven children, Frank Capra was born on May 18, 1897, in Bisacquino, Sicily. On May 10, 1903, his family left for America aboard the ship Germania, arriving in New York on May 23rd. "There's no ventilation, and it stinks like hell. They're all miserable. It's the most degrading place you could ever be," Capra said about his Atlantic passage...
Frank Capra had saved the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and he even won his second Oscar that night, for directing Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936). At the end of the evening, Capra announced the creation of the Irving Thalberg Memorial Award to honor "the most consistent high level of production achievement by an individual producer."
- Francesco Rosario Capra
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- May 18, 1897 in Bisacquino, Sicily, Italy
Capra's Filmography; Brief Biography of Frank Capra. Frank Capra's work has become so well-known and respected that it is today used as a yardstick by which critics and the public measure a certain type of purely American film comedy. Capra was born in Bisacquino, Sicily, on May 18, 1897, and immigrated to the United States when he was five.
Aug 30, 2021 · Frank Capra, American motion-picture director who was the most prominent filmmaker of the 1930s. His most-beloved films, many made during the Great Depression, were patriotic sentimental celebrations of the virtuous everymen who selflessly speak truth to power in pursuit of the common good.
Frank Capra filmography. Frank Capra (born May 5, 1897) was an Italian-American film director, producer and writer who became the creative force behind some of the major award-winning films of the 1930s and 1940s. Capra directed a total of 36 feature-length films (34 of which are known to survive) and 16 documentary films during his lifetime.
Best Frank Capra Movies - Top 10. Best movies directed by Frank Capra, the great painter of American cinema. 1. It's a Wonderful Life (1946) Error: please try again. 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.