Thursday, January 14, 2010

Frank Capra Marathon

By Chase Kahn

TCM featured the films of Frank Capra all of last month, and I strategically recorded the films of the studio age director that I haven't seen. I want to feature a director and roll through a selected filmography more often on here so I, and hopefully you the reader, can learn more about them and appreciate their entire body of work.

Here are the films that I will be watching and discussing (in chronological order) over the next few weeks, beginning with his earliest works in the sound age. There are 15 films in all, plus two (It Happened One Night and Arsenic and Old Lace) that I've already seen that will recieve write-ups as well.

They are:

Flight (1929), Ladies of Leisure (1930), Rain or Shine (1930), Dirigible (1931), The Miracle Woman (1931), Platinum Blonde (1931), Forbidden (1932), American Madness (1932), The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933), Broadway Bill (1934), Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936), Lost Horizon (1937), You Can't Take it With You (1938), Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) and Meet John Doe (1941)
The marathon kicks off tomorrow with the aviation epic, Flight (1929)!

1 comment:

  1. Love me some Mr. Smith, Arsenic and Old Lace, and It Happened One Night! can't wait for this man!