Thursday, April 21, 2022

Frank Capra -- Pathe Said to Have Made Fine Production of Kipling Story -- April 21, 2022

Moving Picture World, 08-April-1922

Frank Capra had virtually no experience in movies when he talked his way into a job directing a short film for a new company founded in San Francisco. Walter Montague, an old actor and theatrical manager, had a dream. He wanted to make short films based on famous poems. His first project was an adaption of Rudyard Kipling's poem "The Ballad of Fisher's Boarding-House." The movie, which survives, is pretty good for a first effort. 

I remember reading about the movie in Capra's autobiography, The Name Above the Title, and thinking that I will never get to see it. I recently found it on YouTube.

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