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Also Known As: Died: September 3, 1991
Born: May 18, 1897 Cause of Death: natural causes
Birth Place: Italy Profession: Director ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Pocketful of Miracles (1961) as Director
A good-hearted gangster turns an old apple seller into a society matron so she can impress her daughter.
2.
A Hole in the Head (1959) as Director
A single father's bohemian lifestyle could cost him custody of his son.
3.
Here Comes the Groom (1951) as Director
A foreign correspondent woos his former fiancee so he can maintain custody of some orphans he's adopted.
4.
Riding High (1950) as Director
An heiress and her sister's fiancee defy her family to race horses.
5.
State of the Union (1948) as Director
A presidential candidate fights to keep his integrity and his wife during a grueling campaign.
6.
It's a Wonderful Life (1946) as Director
George Bailey is a small-town man whose life seems so desperate he contemplates suicide. He had always wanted to leave Bedford Falls to see the world, but circumstances and his own good heart have led him to stay. He sacrficed his education for his brother's, kept the family-run savings and loan afloat, protected the town from the avarice of the greedy banker Mr. Potter, and married his childhood sweetheart. As he prepares to jump from a bridge, his guardian angel intercedes, showing him what life would have become for the residents of Bedford Falls is he had never lived.
8.
Two Down and One To Go! (1945) as Director
9.
Tunisian Victory (1944) as Director
The U.S. Army's Tunisian campaign forces the Germans out of Africa.
10.
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) as Director
A young man about to be married discovers the two aunts who raised him have been poisoning lonely old men.
11.
Meet John Doe (1941) as Director
A reporter's fraudulent story turns a tramp into a national hero and makes him a pawn of big business.
12.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) as Director
An idealistic Senate replacement takes on political corruption.
13.
You Can't Take It with You (1938) as Director
A girl from a family of freethinkers falls for the son of a conservative banker.
14.
Lost Horizon (1937) as Director
Four fugitives from a Chinese revolution discover a lost world of peace and harmony.
15.
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) as Director
When he inherits a fortune, a small-town poet has to deal with the corruption of city life.
16.
Broadway Bill (1934) as Director
An heiress and her brother-in-law defy her father by going into horse racing.
17.
It Happened One Night (1934) as Director
A newspaperman tracks a runaway heiress on a madcap cross-country tour.
18.
Lady for a Day (1933) as Director
A gangster helps an old apple-vendor pose as a society woman to fool her visiting daughter.
19.
The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933) as Director
An American missionary falls in love with a Chinese warlord.
20.
Forbidden (1932) as Director
On an ocean voyage, a librarian falls for a married man.
21.
American Madness (1932) as Director
A banker fights to keep his independence and protect his customers.
22.
The Miracle Woman (1931) as Director
A phony faith healer fights the temptation to go straight when she falls for a blind man.
23.
Platinum Blonde (1931) as Director
A heartless heiress seduces a hard-working reporter into a disastrous marriage.
24.
Dirigible (1931) as Director
Romantic rivals vie to be the first to fly to the South Pole.
25.
Rain or Shine (1930) as Director
A young woman inherits her father's financially troubled circus.
26.
Ladies of Leisure (1930) as Director
A wealthy artist faces family pressure when he falls for a model with a past.
27.
The Donovan Affair (1929) as Director
28.
The Younger Generation (1929) as Director
A rising businessman tries to make his immigrant parents assimilate.
29.
Flight (1929) as Director
A Marine flyer and his flight school mentor fall for the same beautiful nurse.
30.
Submarine (1928) as Director
31.
The Power of the Press (1928) as Director
32.
The Way of the Strong (1928) as Director
33.
So This Is Love (1928) as Director
34.
Say It With Sables (1928) as Director
35.
The Matinee Idol (1928) as Director
While marooned in the country, a Broadway star auditions incognito for the local little theatre.
36.
That Certain Thing (1928) as Director
Molly Kelly wants to marry a millionaire. When she runs into Andy Charles, heir to a restaurant fortune, she jumps at the chance and marries him. Andy's father if furious and disinherits them. Andy tries his hand at ditch digging to support his wife, but that doesn't work out.
37.
Long Pants (1927) as Director
Harry Shelby (Harry Langdon) has been kept in knee pants for years by his overprotective parents, but the day finally comes when Harry is given his first pair of long pants. Almost immediately, he is expected to marry his childhood sweetheart Priscilla (Priscilla Bonner)... but instead, Harry's first heady whiff of manhood has got him panting after Bebe (Alma Bennett), a "fast" woman from the big city. Mistakenly thinking that Bebe fancies him too, Harry risks everything to help her out when she lands in jail, only to end up in hot water himself. Through it all, sweet Priscilla waits for her man to come to his senses.
38.
For the Love of Mike (1927) as Director
39.
The Strong Man (1926) as Director
A meek Belgian soldier (Harry Langdon) fighting in World War I receives penpal letters and a photo from "Mary Brown", an American girl he has never met. He becomes infatuated with her by long distance. After the war, the young Belgian journeys to America as assistant to a theatrical "strong man", Zandow the Great (Arthur Thalasso). While in America, he searches for Mary Brown... and he finds her, just as word comes that Zandow is incapacitated and the little nebbish must go on stage in his place.
40.

Cast (feature film)


Writer (feature film)

42.
Escape From It's a Wonderful Life (1997) as From Film ("It'S A Wonderful Life")
Frank Capra's classic film "It's a Wonderful Life" from 1946 is reworked and re-edited by Comedy Central, substituting a new audio track that changes the dialogue, music and story line. Comedians provide the voices of Jimmy Stewart and the rest of the characters. In this satirical version, the town
43.
It Happened One Christmas (1977) as From Film ("It'S A Wonderful Life")
A new version of Frank Capra's 1947 classic "It's a Wonderful Life" with a gender switch -- Marlo Thomas for James Stewart, Wayne Rogers for Donna Reed, and Cloris Leachman for Henry Travers. Emmy Award nominations went to Cloris Leachman as well as to art director John J. Lloyd and set decorator Ha
44.
Westward the Women (1952) as Story
A frontiersman leads a wagon train full of mail-order brides.
45.
It's a Wonderful Life (1946) as Screenwriter
George Bailey is a small-town man whose life seems so desperate he contemplates suicide. He had always wanted to leave Bedford Falls to see the world, but circumstances and his own good heart have led him to stay. He sacrficed his education for his brother's, kept the family-run savings and loan afloat, protected the town from the avarice of the greedy banker Mr. Potter, and married his childhood sweetheart. As he prepares to jump from a bridge, his guardian angel intercedes, showing him what life would have become for the residents of Bedford Falls is he had never lived.
46.
War Comes to America (1945) as Writer
International events bring the U.S. closer to entering World War II on the eve of Pearl Harbor.
47.
Know Your Enemy: Japan (1945) as Writer
48.
Forbidden (1932) as Story
On an ocean voyage, a librarian falls for a married man.
49.
Flight (1929) as Dial
A Marine flyer and his flight school mentor fall for the same beautiful nurse.
50.
Say It With Sables (1928) as Story
51.
His First Flame (1927) as Story
Fire chief Amos McCarthy (Vernon Dent), a confirmed misogynist, counsels his nephew Harry Howells (Harry Langdon) to avoid matrimony at all costs. Still, the lovestruck Harry is determined to marry his sweetheart Ethel (Natalie Kingston). All that changes, though, when it turns out Ethel is a faithless gold-digger. Disillusioned, Harry spends the night in his uncle's fire house to try and forget his troubles... until the clamor of a fire alarm presents the bumbling Harry with a chance to be a hero.
52.
Tramp, Tramp, Tramp (1926) as Story
Low-life Harry falls in love with sweet Betty who inspires him to improve himself so he can marry her. He enters a $25,000 cross-country hiking contest. After many adventures he wins, pays off his father Amos's mortgage and marries Betty.
53.
The Strong Man (1926) as Writer
A meek Belgian soldier (Harry Langdon) fighting in World War I receives penpal letters and a photo from "Mary Brown", an American girl he has never met. He becomes infatuated with her by long distance. After the war, the young Belgian journeys to America as assistant to a theatrical "strong man", Zandow the Great (Arthur Thalasso). While in America, he searches for Mary Brown... and he finds her, just as word comes that Zandow is incapacitated and the little nebbish must go on stage in his place.

Producer (feature film)

54.
Pocketful of Miracles (1961) as Producer
A good-hearted gangster turns an old apple seller into a society matron so she can impress her daughter.
55.
A Hole in the Head (1959) as Producer
A single father's bohemian lifestyle could cost him custody of his son.
56.
Here Comes the Groom (1951) as Producer
A foreign correspondent woos his former fiancee so he can maintain custody of some orphans he's adopted.
57.
Riding High (1950) as Producer
An heiress and her sister's fiancee defy her family to race horses.
58.
State of the Union (1948) as Producer
A presidential candidate fights to keep his integrity and his wife during a grueling campaign.
59.
It's a Wonderful Life (1946) as Producer
George Bailey is a small-town man whose life seems so desperate he contemplates suicide. He had always wanted to leave Bedford Falls to see the world, but circumstances and his own good heart have led him to stay. He sacrficed his education for his brother's, kept the family-run savings and loan afloat, protected the town from the avarice of the greedy banker Mr. Potter, and married his childhood sweetheart. As he prepares to jump from a bridge, his guardian angel intercedes, showing him what life would have become for the residents of Bedford Falls is he had never lived.
60.
The Stilwell Road (1945) as Producer
61.
War Comes to America (1945) as Producer
International events bring the U.S. closer to entering World War II on the eve of Pearl Harbor.
62.
Here Is Germany (1945) as Producer
63.
Know Your Enemy: Japan (1945) as Producer
64.
Tunisian Victory (1944) as Producer
The U.S. Army's Tunisian campaign forces the Germans out of Africa.
65.
The Battle of China (1944) as Producer
The Chinese army fights to hold off Japanese invaders during World War II.
66.
The Negro Soldier (1944) as Supervisor
67.
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) as Associate Producer
A young man about to be married discovers the two aunts who raised him have been poisoning lonely old men.
68.
Know Your Ally: Britain (1943) as Supervisor
69.
Substitution and Conversion (1943) as Supervisor
70.
The Battle of Russia (1943) as Supervisor
The Soviet Union fights to freeze out the Nazis during World War II.
71.
The Battle of Britain (1943) as Producer
Great Britain stands against the Nazi war machine.
72.
Prelude to War (1943) as Producer
The rise of the fascists in Germany and Italy and Japan's growing aggression put the world on the brink of war.
73.
Divide and Conquer (1943) as Producer
The Nazis seize control of France and Central Europe.
74.
The Nazis Strike (1943) as Producer
German treaty violations lead to the start of World War II.
75.
Meet John Doe (1941) as Producer
A reporter's fraudulent story turns a tramp into a national hero and makes him a pawn of big business.
76.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) as Producer
An idealistic Senate replacement takes on political corruption.
77.
You Can't Take It with You (1938) as Producer
A girl from a family of freethinkers falls for the son of a conservative banker.
78.
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) as Producer
When he inherits a fortune, a small-town poet has to deal with the corruption of city life.

Production Companies (feature film)

79.
Lost Horizon (1937) as Company
Four fugitives from a Chinese revolution discover a lost world of peace and harmony.
80.
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) as Company
When he inherits a fortune, a small-town poet has to deal with the corruption of city life.
81.
Broadway Bill (1934) as Company
An heiress and her brother-in-law defy her father by going into horse racing.
82.
It Happened One Night (1934) as Company
A newspaperman tracks a runaway heiress on a madcap cross-country tour.
83.
The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933) as Company
An American missionary falls in love with a Chinese warlord.
84.
Forbidden (1932) as Company
On an ocean voyage, a librarian falls for a married man.
85.
American Madness (1932) as Company
A banker fights to keep his independence and protect his customers.
86.
Platinum Blonde (1931) as Company
A heartless heiress seduces a hard-working reporter into a disastrous marriage.
87.
The Miracle Woman (1931) as Company
A phony faith healer fights the temptation to go straight when she falls for a blind man.
88.
Dirigible (1931) as Company
Romantic rivals vie to be the first to fly to the South Pole.
89.
Rain or Shine (1930) as Company
A young woman inherits her father's financially troubled circus.
90.
Ladies of Leisure (1930) as Company
A wealthy artist faces family pressure when he falls for a model with a past.
91.
The Donovan Affair (1929) as Company
92.
Flight (1929) as Company
A Marine flyer and his flight school mentor fall for the same beautiful nurse.
93.
Say It With Sables (1928) as Company
94.
The Power of the Press (1928) as Company

Misc. Crew (feature film)

95.
Big Picture, The (1989)
A comedy about an up-and-coming filmmaker.
96.
Big Picture, The (1989)
A comedy about an up-and-coming filmmaker.
97.
Splendor (1988)
A romantic drama focusing on fifty years in the life of a movie theater.
98.
Splendor (1988)
A romantic drama focusing on fifty years in the life of a movie theater.
99.
Android (1982)
Dr. Daniel is a scientist working in a remote space station, trying to create a race of android robots. His humanlike prototype is called Max 404. The two of them are in the process of creating the perfect woman android, but what Max doesn't know is that the doctor is planning on replacing him with
100.
Android (1982)
Dr. Daniel is a scientist working in a remote space station, trying to create a race of android robots. His humanlike prototype is called Max 404. The two of them are in the process of creating the perfect woman android, but what Max doesn't know is that the doctor is planning on replacing him with

Cast (special)

101.
Christmas at the Movies (1990)
A special hosted by Gene Kelly that takes a look at the Christmas holiday season as portrayed by Hollywood.
102.
George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey (1984) as Himself
Biography of the Academy Award winning director including dramatic color footage of WWII.
103.
American Film Institute Salute to John Huston, The (1983)
The American Film Institute presents its 11th Annual Distinguished Life Achievement Award to director, screenwriter and actor, John Huston, at a black-tie dinner at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on March 3, 1983.
104.
American Film Institute Salute to Frank Capra, The (1982)
A tribute by the American Film Institute (AFI) honoring film director Frank Capra.

Cast (short)

105.
Cavalcade of the Academy Awards (1940)
This short film presents the awards ceremony for the 1939 Academy Awards. Vitaphone Release 9780-9783.
106.
Another Romance of Celluloid (1938)
This short film provides a look at the movie making process and a tour of various studio stages.

Writer (short)

108.
Fiddlesticks (1927)
A man will do anything to be a musician, but it takes a junk collector to discover his hidden talents in this silent short comedy.
109.
Saturday Afternoon (1926)
In this silent short film, a married man attempts to give his wife the slip to spend the afternoon with his bachelor friend.
110.
Super-Hooper-Dyne Lizzies (1925)
An eccentric inventor comes into conflict with an oil baron after creating a car that runs on radio waves in this short silent comedy.
111.
Every Man For Himself (1924)
In this silent short comedy, a gang of children attempt to run an athletic club.
112.
High Society (1924)
A child is adopted by a wealthy woman, but soon misses the companionship of his gang of friends in this short silent comedy.

Producer (short)

113.
San Pietro (1944)
This documentary short is about the battle of San Pietro, a small village in Italy where 1,100 US soldiers were killed.

Misc. Crew (short)

114.
Screen Director, The (1951)
This short film provides a behind-the-scenes look at the responsibilities of a motion picture director.
115.
Cavalcade of the Academy Awards (1940)
This short film presents the awards ceremony for the 1939 Academy Awards. Vitaphone Release 9780-9783.

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