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Leonard Maltin

Capra-Corn in Austin, Texas

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • May 28, 2013 3:15 AM
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  • 3 Comments
I just returned from Austin, Texas, where I had the pleasure of presenting Frank Capra’s "Lady for a Day" (1933) to an enthusiastic audience at the historic Paramount Theatre, as part of its annual Summer Film Classics series.

The Harry Langdon Mystique

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • October 29, 2012 1:00 AM
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  • 8 Comments
If Harry Langdon is the neglected figure from the pantheon of great silent-comedy stars, Chuck Harter and Michael J. Hayde have done their best to rectify that situation in a massive, and exhaustive, new book. A whopping 686 oversized pages, it resembles a phone directory for a mid-sized city as much as a film book.

A Capra Classic Made Whole

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • April 2, 2012 1:00 AM
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  • 6 Comments
A year before 'It Happened One Night' famously swept the Oscars, Frank Capra and screenwriter Robert Riskin made 'Lady for a Day', which earned four Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture—but because it was withheld from TV and 16mm distribution for years, it never attained the widespread awareness and residual affection that other Capra classics have always enjoyed.

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