This television special commemorates the 100th anniversary of the birth of legendary filmmaker Frank Capra. With the exclusive participation of Capra's family, this special weaves clips from his best known films, with archival footage of the era.
Frank Capra's enduring masterpiece, based ont he best-selling novel by James Hilton had a running time of 132 minutes upon it's initial release in 1937. For a WW2 re-issue 24 minutes were cut to tone down the film's pacifist message. Film preservationist Robert Gitt, working over a period of 25 years, has utilised footage from around the world to restore a number of missing scenes. With extraor..
When a girl from a family of eccentric freethinkers falls for the son of a conservative banker, the stage is set for a meet-the-in-laws dinner across a social divide. Wrestling, ballet, fireworks and police raids ensue. Adapted from Hart and Kaufman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway play.
Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert team up for laughs as mismatched lovers in this 1934 screwball comedy classic. Spoiled Ellie Andrews escapes from her millionaire father, who wants to stop her from marrying a worthless playboy. En route to New York, Ellie gets involved with an out of work newsman, Peter Warner. When their bus breaks down the bickering couple set off on a madcap hitch-hiking ex..
In this charming comedy, two Hollywood stalwarts share a hospital room - one is a billionaire, the other a blue collar worker. They reveal to each other they have a long list of goals they want to accomplish before they 'kick the bucket'. But the only way to do it is to make a break for it!
Classic Screwball comedy based on Kaufman-Hart's play, You Can't Take it With You. Alice, the only stable member of an offbeat , free spirited family falls for Stewart, son of a snotty and wealthy family. the two very different families collide and rediscover the simple joys of life and love from the relationship of thier children.
The seventh and final film in Frank Capra's "Why We Fight" series, "War Comes to America" is one of history's great propaganda movies and one of the most famous WWII documentaries. It traces America's struggle to remain neutral in the face of growing world chaos and its transition - following the Pearl Harbor attack - from a neutral, isolationist nation to one actively engaged against Fascism.