Frank Capra : The Catastrophe of Success (Paperback)

Author: McBride, Joseph

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Originally published: New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992.


Publisher Univ Pr of Mississippi
Mfg Part# 9781604738384
SKU 215779710
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1604738383
Release Date 2/28/2011
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.25H x 6.25L x 2.25T
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Editors Note 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.
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