The AFI Top 100 Films: It’s a Wonderful Life (#11)

It's a Wonderful Life (1946) Starring James Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore Written by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra (screenplay) and Philip Van Doren Stern (story) Directed by Frank Capra Part of what makes It's a Wonderful Life such an indelible movie is its inextricable tie to Christmas and the mood we all … Continue reading The AFI Top 100 Films: It’s a Wonderful Life (#11)

The AFI Top 100 Films: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (#29)

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) Starring James Stewart, Jean Arthur and Claude Rains Written by Sidney Buchman (screenplay) and Lewis R. Foster (story) Directed by Frank Capra The big surprise with Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is how relevant it seems today. This is a movie that's nearly 75 years old, and it's talking … Continue reading The AFI Top 100 Films: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (#29)

The AFI Top 100 Films: It Happened One Night (#35)

It Happened One Night (1934) Starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert Written by Robert Riskin (screenplay) and Samuel Hopkins Adams (short story) Directed by Frank Capra One of the most interesting behind-the-scenes tidbits I've discovered about It Happened One Night is just how much its lead actors hated working on the film. Its distributor, Columbia … Continue reading The AFI Top 100 Films: It Happened One Night (#35)