How tall is Frank Capra

Frank Capra's Height

5ft 5 ½ (166.4 cm)

American Film Director, best known for directing It's a Wonderful Life, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington, It Happened One Night, Arsenic and Old Lace, You Can't Take It With You, The Bitter Tea of General Yen, Lost Horizon, Meet John Doe, Pocketful of Miracles and Mr. Deeds Goes to Town. In the book Halliwell's Horizon it described Frank as being "5ft 5.5in, 9st 9lbs"

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Average Guess (6 Votes)
5ft 5.04in (165.2cm)
Tall Sam said on 20/Feb/18
Cool that you got to interview him, Rey Barry, if I'm reading that correctly. Of those venerable Hollywood auteurs Capra gets a lot of flack relatively, but his best films still largely hold up.
Rey Barry said on 16/Feb/18
With reference to that TV interview with Capra, he was 73 years old.
Rey Barry said on 16/Feb/18
Tonight I watched a 30 minute TV interview between Capra and me done about 1970 and lost until recently. At the time I was 5' 7" though I have lost a few inches in recent years. I suspect that had already happened to Capra, as several people commented that I seemed to be far taller.
Sam said on 9/Nov/15
May have been linked before somewhere but Capra here by Cary Grant and James Stewart, even while leaning both tower over him. Click Here
Sam said on 18/Aug/15
Yeah, that actor was good in General Yen despite the seriously cringe inducing racial aspect...Yen is at least a somewhat sympathetic character unlike D.W. Griffith's often sicking depictions of minorities.
Arch Stanton said on 23/Jul/15
Nils with 5'3 Fay Wray Click Here but can't see footwear or ground, box tricks were common.
Arch Stanton said on 23/Jul/15
Rob that's a point, Nils Asther who played the Chinaman in Bitter Tea is missing, he has a star on the Walk of Fame. He was also in Bluebeard, Madame Spy,
Our Dancing Daughters, Laugh, Clown, Laugh, Wild Orchids (with Greta Garbo), Flying Blind and The Feathered Serpent. I'm not sure he looked 184 as imdb said, the diff between him and Garbo I think was similar to her and Robert Taylor in Camille, I'd have guessed nearer 5'11.5 and assume 184 is a shoe measurement but not certain.
Arch Stanton said on 23/Jul/15
The Bitter Tea of General Yen is an underrated one, but still a bit creepy to see a white person as a Chinaman, seemed racist somehow.
Sam said on 23/Jul/15
I have the feeling that Capra was a tad starstruck around Sinatra and let it influence him. Capra interviews from the 50s and 60s have an almost cringe-inducing amount of "hip" slang like "swingin'", "baby" and "daddy", I guess an older guy trying to show he was with the times!
Sam said on 16/Jul/15
Rob, could you add The Bitter Tea of General Yen, Lost Horizon, Meet John Doe and Pocketful of Miracles to his credits Rob?
Gonzalo said on 16/Jul/15
Short fellow. Amazing director
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Arch Stanton said on 15/Jul/15
Stallone posture in the last one LOL!
Sam said on 15/Jul/15
Franks Capra and Sinatra: Click Here
Look how Sinatra squeezes all his height out to tower above the shorter old men, Capra and Edward G. Robinson, who both stand casually: Click Here
Arch Stanton said on 15/Jul/15
Awesome edition! One of my favourite directors!
Sam said on 15/Jul/15
Yeah, an accurate listing for this director. One of the few filmmakers to inspire a adjective (Capraesque), I like his earlier weirder stuff like Bitter Tea of General Yen but there's no denying the power of Mr. Smith or George Bailey's despair.

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