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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, The Film Foundation and Turner Classic Movies present Frank Capra: The Early Collection, all fully restored and remastered.LADIES OF LEISURE (1930) Kay, a cynical, streetwise party girl lands a job as a model for aspiring painter Jerry Strong, the son of a wealthy railroad magnate. When their work sessions eventually evolve into a serious romantic relationship, Jerrys status-conscious parents attempt to buy Kay off like a common prostitute. Thismovie marked Capras first association with Barbara Stanwyck (they would make five movies together) and his first feature with screenwriter Jo Swerling, who would become a frequent collaborator.RAIN OR SHINE (1930) Smiley Johnson, the manager of the Greater John T. Rainey Circus, must constantly wheel and deal to keep his traveling carnival operational and true to is promise of offering two shows a day. Complicating his mission is bad weather, internal saboteurs, poor business and pursuing creditors. Based on a hit 1928 Broadway musical, this rollicking comedy-drama omits the musical numbers, providing instead a rare screen showcase for vaudeville legend Joe Cook in the starring role.THE MIRACLE WOMAN (1931) Sister Fallon, a young woman with a gift for religious oratory, gains fame through the efforts of an unsavory promoter who stages phony "faith healings" during her services. At first seduced by the money, she soon goes weary of the deception and tries to escape theracket, a situation that becomes a genuine trial by fire. Loosely inspired by the famous California evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson and Sinclair Lewiss novel Elmer Gantry, THE MIRACLE WOMAN was one of Capras few boxoffice failures for Columbia

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