Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1933/00/00 "The Bitter Tea of General Yen " is released. Director The Bitter Tea of General Yen
1934/02/22 "It Happened One Night " is released. Director It Happened One Night
1934/12/00 Frank Capra buys a copy of "Lost Horizon" at a Los Angeles train station (in Capra's autobiography, it is Union Station). Screenwriter Jo Swerling had told Capra about the novel. Director Lost Horizon (book) Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal Los Angeles
1935/05/00 Written by Capra and Robert Riskin at La Quinta, a desert retreat in Southern California, the first draft of the "Lost Horizon" script is completed and the picture is budgeted for $1,200,000. Director Lost Horizon (film) La Quinta Resort and Club La Quinta
1936/04/16 "Mr Deeds Goes to Town" is released. Director Mr Deeds Goes to Town
1937/00/00 "Lost Horizon" is released. Director Lost Horizon (film)
1938/00/00 "You Can't Take It With You" is released. Director You Can't Take It With You
1939/10/17 Sponsored by the National Press Club, "Mr Smith Goes to Washington" premieres at Constitution Hall in Washington, DC. Forty-five US senators were among the 4,000 guests. Director Mr Smith Goes to Washington Constitution Hall Washington, DC
1946/12/20 "It's a Wonderful Life" has a preview showing for charity at New York City's Brandt's Globe Theater, a day before its official premiere. Director It's a Wonderful Life Theatre District NYC

7 Creative Works by Frank Capra »

Title Type Association Y/M/D Moniker
Title Type Association Y/M/D Moniker
The Bitter Tea of General Yen Director Film 1933/00/00
  • 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
It Happened One Night Director Film 1934/02/22
  • 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
  • AFI's 100 Years 100 Movies-10th Anniversary - 400 ballot choices, 2007
  • US National Film Registry
Mr Deeds Goes to Town Director Film 1936/04/16
  • 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
  • AFI's 100 Years 100 Movies-10th Anniversary - 400 ballot choices, 2007
Lost Horizon (film) Director Film 1937/00/00
  • AFI's 100 Years 100 Movies-10th Anniversary - 400 ballot choices, 2007
You Can't Take It With You Director Film 1938/00/00
  • AFI's 100 Years 100 Movies-10th Anniversary - 400 ballot choices, 2007
Mr Smith Goes to Washington Director Film 1939/10/17
  • 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
  • AFI's 100 Years 100 Movies-10th Anniversary - 400 ballot choices, 2007
  • US National Film Registry
It's a Wonderful Life Director Film 1946/12/20
  • 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
  • AFI's 100 Years 100 Movies-10th Anniversary - 400 ballot choices, 2007
  • US National Film Registry

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