Frank Capra: The Castastrophe of Success

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Moviegoers often assume Frank Capra's life resembled his beloved films: as in "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington "or" 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 "subversive" during the post-World War II Red Scare, McBride adds a ...

Frank Capra: The Castastrophe of Success 2000, St. Martin's Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780312263249

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