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Author McBride, Joseph, 1947-

Title Frank Capra : the catastrophe of success / by Joseph McBride
Published [Jackson] : University Press of Mississippi, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (798 pages) : illustrations
Summary Moviegoers often assume Frank Capra's life resembled his beloved films (such as Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and It's a Wonderful Life). A man of the people faces tremendous odds and, by doing the right thing, triumphs! But as Joseph McBride reveals in this meticulously researched, definitive biography, the reality was far more complex, a true American tragedy. Using newly declassified U.S. government documents about Capra's response to being considered a possible "subversive" during the post-World War II Red Scare, McBride adds a final chapter to his unforgettable portrait of the man who gave us It Happened One Night, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, and Meet John Doe
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references, filmography (pages 749-762), and index
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Subject Capra, Frank, 1897-1991.
Motion picture producers and directors -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1283090511
1604738391 (electronic bk.)
9781604738391 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Catastrophe of success