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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: 59

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: 591

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: 65

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

59 min | Music, Talk-Show

9.0
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Interviews Mel Brooks, Frank Capra, Peter Bogdanovich, and Robert Altman.

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

Votes: 10

5. 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: 23

6. Cavalcade of the Academy Awards (1940)

Approved | 30 min | Documentary, Short

8.7
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Stars: Carey Wilson, Janet Gaynor, Emil Jannings, Mary Pickford

Votes: 77

7. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

PG | 130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

8.6
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89 Metascore

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: 332,011 | Gross: $7.27M

8. The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1974)

90 min | Music, Talk-Show

8.5
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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: 466

9. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.4
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American show featuring the popular British talk show host.

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

Votes: 116

10. Hollywood (1980– )
Episode: Comedy: A Serious Business (1980)

Documentary, History

8.4
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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: 25

11. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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73 Metascore

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: 93,137 | Gross: $9.60M

12. It Happened One Night (1934)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

8.1
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87 Metascore

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: 80,245

13. ABC Late Night (1973–1975)

90 min | Comedy, Music

8.1
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Stars: Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, Jack Burns, Steve Allen

Votes: 76

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: 59,427

15. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)

Not Rated | 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: 17,194

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

Passed | 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: 20,148

17. The Irv Kupcinet Show (1953–1984)

Talk-Show

7.9
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Stars: Irv Kupcinet, Bob Hope, Patty Duke, Rich Little

Votes: 16

18. 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: 111

19. Lost Horizon (1937)

Approved | 132 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: 10,558

20. Hollywood Greats (1977– )

40 min | Documentary, History

7.8
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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: 83

21. This Is Your Life (1952–1987)

30 min | Biography, Family, Reality-TV

7.8
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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: 189

22. Meet John Doe (1941)

Not Rated | 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: 10,429

23. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Live dramatic shows featuring Hollywood stars. Initially, the show was a thirty-minute weekly show, but when it moved to NBC in August 1954, the show was extended to sixty minutes, and the ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 78

24. 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: 280

25. Westward the Women (1951)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Western

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: 2,220

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

120 min | Documentary, Biography

7.6
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Director: Marshall Flaum | Stars: William Holden, Fred Astaire, Frank Capra, Rosemary Clooney

Votes: 21

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

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.5
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Popular late-night comedy/talk-show with host David Letterman, interviewing famous guests.

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

Votes: 3,413

28. Lady for a Day (1933)

TV-G | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

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: 3,232

29. 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: 1,585

30. The Battle of Britain (1943)

Not Rated | 54 min | Documentary, History, War

7.5
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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: 735

31. Tomorrow Coast to Coast (1973–1981)

60 min | Talk-Show

7.5
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Stars: Tom Snyder, Clare Boothe Luce, Kelly Lange, Sterling Hayden

Votes: 74

32. Hemo the Magnificent (1957 TV Movie)

60 min | Animation, Family

7.5
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An animated documentary about blood and the circulatory system. It was one of a series on bodily systems.

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

Votes: 219

33. Our Mr. Sun (1956 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 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: 134

34. Submarine (1928)

Approved | 93 min | Action, Drama

7.5
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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: 187

35. Soldier Man (1926)

33 min | Comedy, Short

7.5
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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: 51

36. 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: 157

37. Divide and Conquer (1943)

Not Rated | 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: 593

38. 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: 90

39. 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: 5,052

40. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.3
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Mike Douglas, aided by a different celebrity co-host every week, interviews a variety of figures from the world of entertainment.

Stars: Mike Douglas, Ellie Frankel, Ellie Frankel Sextet, Pat Cooper

Votes: 314

41. State of the Union (1948)

Approved | 124 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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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: 2,941

42. The Miracle Woman (1931)

Passed | 90 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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After an unappreciated minister dies, his daughter loses her faith in God, prompting her to open a phony temple with a con man. Can the love of a blind aviator restore her faith and happiness?

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

Votes: 1,545

43. The Battle of Russia (1943)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, History, War

7.3
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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: 919

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

News

7.3
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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, Jacques Bergerac

Votes: 112

45. The Nazis Strike (1943)

Not Rated | 41 min | Documentary, Short, War

7.2
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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: 656

46. That Certain Thing (1928)

Passed | 69 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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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: 210

47. The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1932)

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: 2,943

48. Prelude to War (1942)

Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary, War

7.1
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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: 1,349

49. War Comes to America (1945)

Not Rated | 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: 600

50. The Battle of China (1944)

Not Rated | 65 min | Documentary, History, War

7.1
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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: 555



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