Spring Byington Awards
Born on October 17th, 1886
From Hollywood, California, USA
Successful architect Hal Norton (Ronald Reagan) urges his elderly, widowed mother, Louisa (Spring Byington), to find something to do besides tormenting his wife (Ruth Hussey), son (Jimmy Hunt) and teen daughter (Piper Laurie). But soon the Norton household is turned upside down when Louisa starts dating the grocer (Edmund Gwenn). Then things become much worse when Hal's boss, Abel Burnside (Charles Coburn), becomes smitten with Louisa as well, resulting in an intense love triangle.
Sweet-natured Alice Sycamore (Jean Arthur) falls for banker's son Tony Kirby (James Stewart). But when she invites her snooty prospective in-laws to dinner to give their blessing to the marriage, Alice's peculiar extended family -- including philosophical grandfather Martin Vanderhof (Lionel Barrymore), hapless fledgling ballerina sister Essie (Ann Miller) and fireworks enthusiast father, Paul (Samuel S. Hinds) -- might be too eccentric for the staid Kirbys.