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The premiere Frank Capra collection.

Call Number

  • DVD DRAMA (CEN)

Languages

Closed-captioned.

Performers

American Madness : Walter Huston, Pat O'Brien, Kay Johnson, Gavin Gordon, Constance Cummings ; You can't take it with you : Jean Arthur, Lionel Barrymore, James Stewart, Edward Arnold ; Mr. Smith goes to Washington : Jean Arthur, James Stewart, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold, Guy Kibbee, Thomas Mitchell, Beulah Bondi ; It happened one night : Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns ; Mr. Deeds goes to town : Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, George Bancroft, Lionel Stander.

Publication Information

Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2006.

Physical Description

6 videodiscs (ca. 666 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + movie scrapbook in box.

Audience

Feature films not rated; Frank Capra's American Dream rated PG; for brief war footage and mild language.

Summary

Collectible box set containing 5 films (all with new commentaries) and a bonus disc with new interviews with Frank Capra, Jr., film historians, and others, archival footage, and a documentary.

American madness : During the height of the Great Depression a populist bank president is saved from financial ruin by his small depositors ; You can't take it with you : A family of zany free spirits helps a stuffy financier realize there's more to life than money ; Mr. Smith goes to Washington : An idealistic, newly-appointed senator heads to Washington where he single-handedly battles ruthless politicians out to destroy him ; It happened one night : A brash reporter accompanies a runaway heiress on a cross-country bus trip ; Mr. Deeds goes to town : A small-town poet is declared insane when he tries to give away his $20 million inheritance to the nation's poor ; Frank Capra's American dream (documentary) : Go behind the scenes into the Hollywood legend's professional and family life.

Notes

Title from box.

American Madness : originally produced as a motion picture in 1932 ; You can't take it with you : originally produced as a motion picture in 1938 ; Mr. Smith goes to Washington : originally produced as a motion picture in 1939 ; It happened one night : originally produced as a motion picture in 1934 ; Mr. Deeds goes to town : originally produced as a motion picture in 1936 ; Frank Capra's American dream originally produced as a television documentary in 1997.

Contents

  • American madness It happened one night Mr. Deeds goes to town You can't take it with you Mr. Smith goes to Washington Frank Capra's American dream

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