“Let’s see you put your Capra touch on that!”
— Robert Riskin
Robert Riskin (1897-1955)
This may be apocryphal but it’s too satisfying not to include. My view is even if he never said it, he had to have thought it.
Riskin frequently collaborated with the noted director, Frank Capra (It Happened One Night, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town). According to the legend, soon after the media started claiming their collaborations had “The Capra Touch” Riskin dropped 120 blank pages on Capra’s desk and delivered the above quote.