Jean Arthur Films: Three Frank Capra Classics Starring Progressive-Minded Actress

Jean Arthur. Jean Arthur films on TCM includes three Frank Capra classics of the 1930s Five Jean Arthur films will be shown this evening, Monday, Jan. 5, '15, on Turner Classic Movies. Among these are three titles directed by Frank Capra, the man who helped to turn Arthur into a major Hollywood star. They are the following: Capra's Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936), You […]

'Mr. Smith Goes to Washington' Revisited: U.S. Political Corruption with Happy Ending

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington with Jean Arthur and James Stewart. A newly restored print of Frank Capra's 1939 Best Picture nominee Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, starring Jean Arthur, James Stewart, and Claude Rains, will be screened tonight, July 20, as part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' series “Hollywood's Greatest Year: The Best Picture Nominees of 1939.” The screening will […]

Jean Arthur: Nervous Wreck on Set Exuded Charm & Warmth on Screen

Jean Arthur was Columbia's top star of the 1930s and early 1940s. Jean Arthur starred in numerous classics, including Mr. Deeds Goes to Town and You Can't Take It with You. Jean Arthur died in 1991.