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Meet John Doe (1941)

Meet John Doe is a 1941 comedy drama film directed and produced by Frank Capra. Although lesser known than other Capra films, it is highly regarded by critics and fans alike. Meet John Doe boasts the huge stars of Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck. The film is

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

It’s a Wonderful Life is a 1946 American drama film produced and directed by Frank Capra and based on the short story “The Greatest Gift” written by Philip Van Doren Stern. The film stars James Stewart as George Bailey, a man whose imminent suicide on Christmas Eve

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is a 1939 American drama film starring James Stewart and Jean Arthur, about one man’s effect on American politics. It was directed by Frank Capra and written by Sidney Buchman, based on Lewis R. Foster’s unpublished story. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington