Frank Capra

Born:  May 18, 1897, Bisacquino, Italy

Died:  September 3, 1991, La Quinta, California


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

1934:  It Happened One NightBroadway Bill

1936:  Mr. Deeds Goes To Town

1937:  Lost Horizon

1938:  You Can’t Take It With You

1939:  Mr. Smith Goes To Washington

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

1948:  State of the Union

1950:  Riding High

1951:  Here Comes The Groom

1959:  A Hole In The Head

1961:  Pocketful of Miracles


Academy Awards:  Best Director, It Happened One Night (1934); Mr. Deeds Goes To Town (1936); You Can’t Take It With You (1938)
Nominations:  Best Director, Lady For A Day (1932/33); Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939); It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

Golden Globe Award:  Best Director, It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

Venice Film Festival Awards:  Special Recommendation, Mr. Deeds Goes To Town (1936); Career Golden Lion (1982)
Nominations:  In Competition, It Happened One Night (1934); Broadway Bill (1935)