Appeared on the NBC talk show program called "Kup's Show" on June 19, 1971. Guests included playwright Tennessee Williams, Charles Evers, mayor of Fayette, Miss; Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich); Jerry Bruno discussing his campaign work with Presidents Kennedy and Johnson and Senator Robert Kennedy. Actress Carolyn Jones, film ...
Col. Frank Capra | Frank R. Capra | Mr. Frank Capra | Frank Capra's Pocketbook of Miracles
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[on The Greatest Gift, the short story that inspired It's a Wonderful Life] My goodness, this thing hit me like a ton of bricks. It was the story I had been looking for all my life. The kind of an idea that when I get old and sick and scared and ready to die - they'd say "he made The Greatest Gift".
Although most of his films were written by individuals on the political left who tended to exude the spirit of the New Deal, Capra himself was a lifelong conservative Republican who never voted for President Franklin D. Roosevelt
, admired Francisco Franco
and Benito Mussolini
and later, during the McCarthy "Red Scare" era served as a secret FBI informer for his friend J. Edgar Hoover
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