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Frank Capra's American Dream (TV Movie 1997) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Kenneth Bowser

Writing Credits  

Kenneth Bowser ... (written by)

Cast (in credits order)  

Ron Howard ... Self - Host and Narrator
Robert Altman ... Self - Interviewee: Director
Jeanine Basinger Jeanine Basinger ... Self - Interviewee: Curator, Capra Archives, Weslayan University
Edward Bernds Edward Bernds ... Self - Interviewee: Sound Technician / Director
Frank Capra Jr. Frank Capra Jr. ... Self - Interviewee: Producer (archive footage)
Tom Capra Tom Capra ... Self - Interviewee: Producer
Allen Daviau ... Self - Interviewee
André De Toth ... Self - Interviewee: Director (as Andre De Toth)
Richard Dreyfuss ... Self - Interviewee
Bill Duke ... Self - Interviewee: Director
Peter Falk ... Self - Interviewee: Actor
Amy Heckerling ... Self - Interviewee: Writer / Director
Marshall Herskovitz ... Self - Interviewee: Director
Arthur Hiller ... Self - Interviewee: Director
Michael Keaton ... Self - Interviewee
Angela Lansbury ... Self - Interviewee: Actor
Garry Marshall ... Self - Interviewee
Joseph McBride ... Self - Interviewee: Capra Biographer
John Milius ... Self - Interviewee: Writer / Director
Martin Scorsese ... Self - Interviewee: Director
Richard Schickel ... Self - Interviewee: Film Critic
Oliver Stone ... Self - Interviewee: Director
Bob Thomas Bob Thomas ... Self - Interviewee: Harry Cohn Biographer
Fay Wray ... Self - Interviewee
Jane Wyatt ... Self - Interviewee: Actor
Edward Zwick ... Self - Interviewee: Director
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Agar ... Self (archive footage)
Tom Brokaw ... Self (voice)
Frank Capra ... Self (archive footage)
Lou Capra Lou Capra ... Self (archive footage)
Jeff Greenfield ... Self (voice)
Rudolf Hess ... Self (archive footage)
Peter Jennings ... Self (voice)
George Jessel ... Self (archive footage)
Ted Koppel ... Self (voice)
Leonard Maltin ... Self (voice)
Keith Morrison ... Self (voice)
Paul Muni ... Self (archive footage)
Luise Rainer ... Self (archive footage)
Shirley Temple ... Self (archive footage)
Irving Thalberg ... Self (archive footage)
Bette Davis ... Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
Virginia Fox Virginia Fox ... Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
Hope Lange ... Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
George Murphy ... Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
Ken Murray ... Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
Eleanor Parker ... Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
Ronald Reagan ... Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
Edward G. Robinson ... Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
Mack Sennett ... Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
Darryl F. Zanuck ... Self (archive footage) (uncredited)

Produced by 

Joseph Adelman ... co-producer: Frank Capra Productions
Kary Antholis ... co-executive producer
Kenneth Bowser ... producer
Frank Capra Jr. ... executive producer: Frank Capra Productions
Tom Capra ... executive producer: Frank Capra Productions
Charles A. Duncombe Jr. ... producer
Izabela Frank ... associate producer (as Izabela Muchlinski)
Les Mayfield ... executive producer: ZM Productions
Jean-Michel Michenaud ... executive producer: ZM Productions
George Zaloom ... executive producer: ZM Productions

Music by 

John Hodian

Cinematography by 

Rick Pendleton ... director of photography (as Richard Pendleton)

Film Editing by 

Arnold Glassman

Art Direction by 

Dan Butts

Makeup Department 

Teri Groves ... make-up/hair

Production Management 

Julie Fong ... executive in charge of production
Anthony Gore ... post production supervisor
Steven Minor ... post production supervisor
Jenz Merrill ... production manager: Ascent Media (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Joelle Dobrow ... associate director

Art Department 

Doug Gaylord ... set dresser
Bruce Leonhart ... set dresser

Sound Department 

Mark Burton ... sound
Jonathan Gaynor ... sound
Rick Hays ... sound (as Rick Hayes)
Jeff Livesey ... sound
Michael Lonsdale ... sound
Brian McKinney ... sound
Lyle R. Scott ... sound
Rob Scott ... sound
Tim Stithem ... re-recording mixer
Steve Wytas ... sound

Camera and Electrical Department 

Antonio Aguilar ... gaffer / grip
David A. Barbush ... gaffer / grip (as David Barbush)
Constant Haffmans ... additional photography / gaffer / grip
Jeff Hamor ... gaffer / grip
James Kniest ... gaffer / grip
Baqi Kopelman ... gaffer / grip
Rachel Macintosh ... gaffer / grip
Eric Neason ... gaffer / grip
Vince Palomino ... gaffer / grip
Tim Rhoad ... gaffer / grip
Dina Santillo ... assistant camera
Samantha Schulz ... assistant camera
Yamit Shimonovitz ... still photographer
Matt Stell ... assistant camera
Marjorie Walker ... still photographer: courtesy of
Marc Wanamaker ... still photographer: courtesy of Bison Archives
Fay Wray ... still photographer: courtesy of

Editorial Department 

Edwin Armstrong ... electron beam recording
Steve Borden ... telecine
Lloyd Braddy ... telecine
Patrick Byrne ... on-line editor
Ron Harris ... colorist
Jeff Killian ... on-line editor
Claire Scanlon ... assistant editor
Les Vary ... electron beam recording

Music Department 

Evan Greenspan ... music clearance: EMG.ing

Script and Continuity Department 

Prudence Cumberbatch ... script supervisor

Additional Crew 

Bret Choffee ... production assistant (as Brett Chaffee)
Joelle Dobrow ... stage manager
Peter Galea ... production assistant
E'Lan Grey ... production assistant (as E'Lan Gray)
Richard Hutt ... research
Grant Inaba ... production assistant
Jarrett Jacobs ... production assistant
Tina Miranda ... transcription
David Packard ... film clip: "Meet John Doe" print kindly provided by
David Packard ... film clip: "Meet John Doe" print kindly provided by
Ron Ramsland ... production assistant
Elias Savada ... copyright research: director, Motion Picture Information Service
Benny Schlank ... production assistant
Jay Sherman ... production coordinator
Joe Siraki ... production assistant (as Joseph Siraki) / production assistant
William Tyler Smith ... transcription
Marc Wanamaker ... still photographs courtesy of: Bison Archives
Tim Hunter ... assistant to: Bill Duke (uncredited)

Thanks 

Alexandra Anderson ... special thanks: The Sony Pictures High Definition Center
Edward Bernds ... acknowledgment: still photographs courtesy of
Frank Capra III ... special thanks
Lucille Capra ... special thanks
Tony Capra ... special thanks
Paul Cotter ... special thanks: Kino Flo, Inc. (as Mr. Paul Cotter)
Grover Crisp ... special thanks: Sony Pictures Entertainment
Roger Davis ... special thanks: for his participation
Moray Foutz ... special thanks: Pacific Title and Art Studio
Evan Green ... special thanks: Paskal Lighting
Joseph Grimm ... special thanks: The Sony Pictures High Definition Center
Robert Hopkins ... special thanks: The Sony Pictures High Definition Center (as Dr. Robert Hopkins)
William A. Humphrey ... special thanks: Sony Pictures Entertainment
Andy Kaplan ... special thanks
Russ Krasnoff ... special thanks
John Kuiper ... special thanks: for his participation (as Dr. John Kuiper)
Paul Mazursky ... special thanks: for his participation
Carlton Moss ... special thanks: for his participation
Maggie Nelson ... special thanks: Sony Pictures Entertainment Archives
John Nicolard ... special thanks: The Sony Pictures High Definition Center
Selena Nooney ... special thanks: Sony Pictures Entertainment Archives
David Packard ... special thanks: The Strawford Theatre Foundation
Orson Rheinfurth ... special thanks: Pacific Title and Art Studio
Michael Schlesinger ... special thanks: Columbia TriStar Repertory Department
Kip Sears ... special thanks: The Sony Pictures High Definition Center
Rob Simpson ... special thanks: Pacific Title and Art Studio
Ray Tocchio ... special thanks: Pacific Title and Art Studio
Charlie Ulm ... special thanks: Pacific Title and Art Studio
Marjory Walker ... acknowledgment: still photographs courtesy of
Robert Wise ... special thanks: for his participation
Fay Wray ... acknowledgment: still photographs courtesy of

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