Tag Archives: Frank Capra

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), dir. Frank Capra

Frank Capra on Jean Arthur (quoted in Richard Schickel’s The Men Who Made the Movies): Jean Arthur was an enigmatic figure because she doesn’t do very well in crowds, and she doesn’t do very well with people, and she doesn’t … Continue reading

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The Books: “Clark Gable: A Biography” (Warren Harris)

Daily Book Excerpt: Entertainment Biography/Memoir: Clark Gable: A Biography, by Warren Harris Warren Harris also wrote a book about the romance of Carole Lombard and Clark Gable (she famously said once, “Lord knows I love Clark, but he’s the worst … Continue reading

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Christmas Movie Tribute: It’s A Wonderful Life

Alex writes about It’s a Wonderful Life. Excerpts: In “Wonderful Life” Capra lets the story unfold through George Bailey’s eyes. His world and his dreams crumble and we’re in the middle of it. We feel everything he feels and we’re … Continue reading

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