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A scene from ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ (photo: RKO Radio Pictures, via Wikimedia Commons / RKO Radio Pictures, via Wikimedia Commons)

‘My films must let every man, woman and child know that God loves them.’

By Matt Archbold, EWTN News, November 28, 2018

Matt ArchboldFrank Capra, the legendary director of heartwarming films such as It’s a Wonderful Life and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, fought against the temptation to dilute his values in his work. Capra, a Catholic, didn’t just have to fight Hollywood though. He wrote in a recently-discovered manuscript that he resisted the urge from the devil to water down the strong vein of morality that ran through his movies.

According to news stories about manuscripts that were recently uncovered in Capra’s son’s house:

The second manuscript, Night Voices, is Frank Capra’s personal Wonderful Life when he felt Hollywood turned on him at the end of his career. …