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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: 57

2. Hollywood (1980– )

60 min | Documentary, History

9.2
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The definitive documentary about the American silent film industry.

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

Votes: 555

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: 63

4. The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1974)
Episode: Robert Altman/Peter Bogdanovich/Mel Brooks/Frank Capra (1972)

Music, Talk-Show

8.9
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Interviews Mel Brooks, Frank Capra, Peter Bogdanovich, and Robert Altman.

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

Votes: 8

5. Cavalcade of the Academy Awards (1940)

Approved | 30 min | Documentary, Short

8.8
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Stars: Carey Wilson, Janet Gaynor, Emil Jannings, Mary Pickford

Votes: 71

6. 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: 17

7. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.7
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Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

Votes: 105

8. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

PG | 130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

8.6
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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: 299,609

9. The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1974)

90 min | Music, Talk-Show

8.6
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Daytime, primetime, then late-night talk and variety show. Often there was only one guest (GA Gov. Lester Maddox walked out angrily during one interview). Cavett was intelligent and witty, ... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Cavett, Bobby Rosengarden, Fred Foy, Muhammad Ali

Votes: 396

10. ABC Late Night (1973–1975)

90 min | Comedy, Music

8.5
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Stars: Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, Steve Allen, Phyllis Diller

Votes: 66

11. 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: 19

12. It Happened One Night (1934)

Unrated | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

8.2
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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: 70,263

13. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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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: 82,565

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: 56,646

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

Approved | 126 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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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: 18,797

16. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)

Approved | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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Longfellow Deeds, a simple-hearted Vermont tuba player, inherits a fortune and has to contend with opportunist city slickers.

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

Votes: 15,882

17. Hollywood Greats (1977– )

40 min | Documentary, History

8.0
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Documentary series profiling various Hollywood stars of yesteryear and more recent times.

Stars: Barry Norman, Jonathan Ross, George Cukor, David Thomson

Votes: 78

18. This Is Your Life (1952–1961)

30 min | Biography, Family, Reality-TV

7.9
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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: 178

19. Strictly G.I. (1943)

Approved | 20 min | Short, Comedy, Music

7.9
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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: 103

20. Lost Horizon (1937)

Unrated | 97 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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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: 9,744

21. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Live dramatic shows featuring Hollywood stars. Initially, the show was a 30-minute weekly show but when it moved to NBC in August 1954, the show was extended to 60-minutes and the plays ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 69

22. Meet John Doe (1941)

Passed | 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: 9,697

23. Hemo the Magnificent (1957 TV Movie)

60 min | Animation, Family

7.7
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A marvelous animated documentary that told everything there was to know (and more!) about Blood and the circulatory system. It was one of a series on bodily systems. In 1957 it inspired me to learn all I could about the human body.

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

Votes: 206

24. Submarine (1928)

Approved | 93 min | Action, Drama

7.7
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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 »

Directors: Frank Capra, Irvin Willat | Stars: Jack Holt, Dorothy Revier, Ralph Graves, Clarence Burton

Votes: 174

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

110 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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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: 262

26. Westward the Women (1951)

Not Rated | 118 min | Western, Drama

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: 2,033

27. The Irv Kupcinet Show (1953–1984)

Talk-Show

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Stars: Irv Kupcinet, Bob Hope, Patty Duke, Rich Little

Votes: 15

28. Soldier Man (1926)

Comedy, Short

7.6
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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: 45

29. Lady for a Day (1933)

TV-G | 96 min | Comedy

7.5
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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: 2,880

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

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.5
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David Letterman hosted this popular late-night comedy/talk-show. Often, Dave would go on location or to the phone lines to play pranks. Some famous features of the show include the "Top Ten... See full summary »

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

Votes: 3,048

31. American Madness (1932)

Passed | 75 min | Drama

7.5
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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: 1,486

32. Our Mr. Sun (1956 TV Movie)

57 min | Animation

7.5
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Dale Phillips (Since this is an educational film dramatizing facts about the sun it would be difficult to write a summary without spoilers. This summary is meant to excite and encourage ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 129

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

120 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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Director: Marshall Flaum | Stars: William Holden, Fred Astaire, Frank Capra, Rosemary Clooney

Votes: 20

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

112 min | Documentary

7.5
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Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Frank Capra, James Stewart, Richard Benjamin, Art Buchwald

Votes: 153

35. State of the Union (1948)

Approved | 124 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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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: 2,659

36. The Battle of Russia (1943)

83 min | Documentary, History, War

7.4
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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: 706

37. Tomorrow Coast to Coast (1973–1981)

60 min | Talk-Show

7.4
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Stars: Tom Snyder, Sterling Hayden, John Lennon, Ray Bolger

Votes: 62

38. The Battle of Britain (1943)

54 min | Documentary, History, War

7.4
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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: 600

39. Divide and Conquer (1943)

57 min | Documentary, History, War

7.4
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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: 491

40. The Battle of China (1944)

65 min | Documentary, History, War

7.4
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The Official World War II US Government account of Chinese defense against Japanese aggression.

Directors: Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak | Stars: Claire Chennault, Kai-Shek Chiang, Madame Chiang, Teh Chu

Votes: 457

41. The Unchained Goddess (1958 TV Movie)

57 min | Animation

7.4
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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: 86

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

7.4
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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, Shirley Booth

Votes: 106

43. Pocketful of Miracles (1961)

Approved | 136 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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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: 4,647

44. The Miracle Woman (1931)

Passed | 90 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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After Florence Fallon's father dies unappreciated in the church where he preached for many years, she becomes embittered and loses faith. She teams up with Horsby, a con man, and performs ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,382

45. The Nazis Strike (1943)

41 min | Documentary, Short, War

7.3
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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: 575

46. That Certain Thing (1928)

69 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Molly Kelly wants to marry a millionaire. When she runs into Andy Charles, heir to a restaurant fortune, she jumps at the chance and marries him. Andy's father if furious and disinherits ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Viola Dana, Ralph Graves, Burr McIntosh, Aggie Herring

Votes: 193

47. Prelude to War (1942)

52 min | Documentary, History, War

7.2
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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: 1,013

48. The Way of the Strong (1928)

61 min | Drama

7.2
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Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Mitchell Lewis, Alice Day, Margaret Livingston, Theodore von Eltz

Votes: 40

49. The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.1
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A Chinese warlord and an engaged Christian missionary fall in love.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Nils Asther, Toshia Mori, Walter Connolly

Votes: 2,739

50. War Comes to America (1945)

70 min | Documentary, War

7.1
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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.

Directors: Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak | Stars: Dean Acheson, General Bergeret, A.A. Berle, Arno Breker

Votes: 477