Frank Capra

Born:  May 18, 1897, Bisacquino, Italy.


1926:  The Strong Man

1927:  Long Pants, For The Love of Mike

1928:  That Certain Thing, So This Is Love?, The Matinee Idol, The Way of the Strong, Say It With Sables, Submarine, The Power of the Press

1929:  The Younger Generation, The Donovan Affair, Flight

1930:  Ladies of Leisure, Rain or Shine

1931:  Dirigible, The Miracle Woman, Platinum Blonde

1932:  Forbidden, American Madness

1933:  The Bitter Tea of General Yen, Lady For A Day (Oscar Nomination: Best Director)

1934:  It Happened One Night (Oscar Winner:  Best Director), Broadway Bill

1936:  Mr. Deeds Goes To Town  (Oscar Winner:  Best Director)

1937:  Lost Horizon

1938:  You Can’t Take It With You  (Oscar Winner: Best Director)

1939:  Mr. Smith Goes To Washington  (Oscar Nomination: Best Director)

1941: Meet John Doe

1942:  Prelude to War

1943:  Divide and Conquer, The Battle Of Russia, The Battle of Britain

1944:  Arsenic and Old Lace, Tunisian Victory, The Battle of China

1945:  War Comes To America, Know Your Enemy – Japan, Here Is Germany

1946:  It’s a Wonderful Life  (Oscar Nomination:  Best Director)

1948:  State of the Union

1950:  Riding High

1951:  Here Comes The Groom

1959:  A Hole In The Head

1961:  Pocketful of Miracles


Died:  September 3, 1991, La Quinta, California.