A quote from “BACKSTORY,Interviews With Screenwriters of Hollywood’s Golden Age” edited by Pat McGilligan:
“The ‘name above the title’ may well have been FRANK CAPRA, but savoured among old-time screenwriters is the apocryphal story of how ROBERT RISKIN, the writer of LADY FOR A DAY, IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT , MR. DEEDS GOES TO TOWN, LOST HORIZON and other ‘Capracorn’, entered the director ‘s office in a fury, threw 120 blank pages of script on his desk, and announced ,
“Here! Let’s see you give THAT the Capra touch!”
Let’s hear it for the writers! Their place on the studio totem pole was ridiculously low.
Robert Riskin was married to FAY WRAY from 1942 till his death in 1955. He directed one film, WHEN YOU’RE IN LOVE in 1937, with GRACE MOORE and CARY GRANT. (That’s one I wish was on DVD )