You Can't Take It With You

You Can't Take It With You

1938, NR, 127 min. Directed by Frank Capra. Starring James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Lionel Barrymore, Edward Arnold, Donald Meek, Ann Miller, Mischa Auer.

REVIEWED By Marjorie Baumgarten, Wed., Jan. 16, 2002

Based on the antic stage play by George S. Kaufmann and Moss Hart, this Capra film earned Oscars for the film and the director. With her impeccable timing and idiosyncratic delivery, Jean Arthur plays a girl who must introduce her fiancé and his parents to her decidedly eccentric family. The pace is fast and furious and the scales tip quite forcefully on the side of living for the moment. Frank Capra in retrospect called this the "first hippie movie."

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