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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, Marriage, 1930s, Father, Transformation, Madcap, Mother, Love, Amusing, Family


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