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So Proudly We Hail. THE TITLE ALONE Re: Nurses during WWII Fake as hell!!!! Frrank Capra: Frank Capra (18 May 1897 – 3 September 1991) was an Academy Award winning Italian-American film director and a major creative force behind a number of highly popular films of the 1930s and 1940s, including It's a Wonderful Life and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington , among others. Like other prominent directors of the 1930s and '40s, Capra began his career in silent films, initially as a "prop man" and worked his way up to the director's chair. [1] notably by directing and writing silent film comedies starring Harry Langdon and the Our Gang kids. In 1930 Capra went to work for Mack Sennett and then moved to Columbia Pictures where he formed a close association with screenwriter Robert Riskin (husband of Fay Wray) and cameraman Joseph Walker. In 1940, however, Sidney Buchman replaced Riskin as writer. For the 1934 film It Happened One Night , Robert Montgomery and Myrna Loy were originally offered the roles, but each felt that the script was poor, and Loy described it is one of the worst she had ever read, later noting that the final version bore little resemblance to the script she and Montgomery were offered. [2] After Loy, Miriam Hopkins and Margaret Sullavan also each rejected the part. [3] Constance Bennett wanted to, but only if she could produce it herself. Then Bette Davis wanted the role, [4] but she was under contract with Warner Brothers and Jack Warner refused to loan her to Columbia Studios. [5] Capra was unable to get any of the actresses he wanted for the part of Ellie Andrews, partly because no self-respecting star would make a film with only two costumes. [6] Harry Cohn suggested Claudette Colbert to play the lead role. Both Capra and Clark Gable enjoyed making the movie, Colbert did not. After the 1934 film It Happened One Night , Capra directed a steady stream of films for Columbia intended to be inspirational and humanitarian. The best known are Mr. Deeds Goes to Town , the original Lost Horizon , You Can't Take It with You , Mr. Smith Goes to Washington , and It's a Wonderful Life . His ten-year break from screwball comedy ended with the comedy Arsenic and Old Lace . Among the actors who owed much of their early success to Capra were Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, James Stewart, Barbara Stanwyck, Cary Grant and Donna Reed. Capra credited Jean Arthur as "my favorite actress". Capra's films in the 1930s enjoyed success at the Academy Awards. It Happened One Night was the first film to win all five top Oscars, Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Screenplay. In 1936, Capra won his second Best Director Oscar for Mr. Deeds Goes to Town and in 1938 he won his third Best Director Oscar in just five years for You Can't Take It with You which also won Best Picture. In addition to his three directing wins, Capra received directing nominations for three other films ( Lady for a Day , Mr. Smith Goes to Washington , and It's a Wonderful Life
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course POLS 217 taught by Professor Clifford during the Spring '08 term at UConn.

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