• You Can't Take It With You (1938)

You Can't Take It With You

Release Date: August 23rd, 1938

DVD Release Date: February 18th, 2003

Not Yet Rated |2 hr 7 min

Plot Summary

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.

Cast: Jean Arthur, Lionel Barrymore, James Stewart, Edward Arnold, Mischa Auer, Ann Miller, Spring Byington, Samuel S. Hinds

Director: Frank Capra

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Columbia Pictures

Distributors: Columbia Pictures

Keywords: Sister, Family, Transformation, Love, 1930s, Amusing, Father, Mother, Madcap, Marriage

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Awards

Nominated Writing (Screenplay)
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Cinematography
Winner Outstanding Production
Nominated Sound Recording
Winner Directing
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role