You Can't Take It with You

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Run time: 126 mins

In Theaters: Thursday 3rd November 1938

Distributed by: Columbia Pictures

Production compaines: Columbia Pictures

Reviews 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
Fresh: 28 Rotten: 1

IMDB: 8.0 / 10

Cast & Crew



Starring: Jean Arthur as Alice Sycamore, Lionel Barrymore as Grandpa Martin Vanderhof, James Stewart as Tony Kirby, Edward Arnold as Anthony P. Kirby, Mischa Auer as Boris Kolenkhov, Ann Miller as Essie Carmichael, Spring Byington as Penny Sycamore, Samuel S. Hinds as Paul Sycamore, Donald Meek as Mr. Poppins, H.B. Warner as Mr. Ramsey, Halliwell Hobbes as Mr. DePinna, Dub Taylor as Ed Carmichael, Mary Forbes as Mrs. Anthony P. Kirby, Lillian Yarbo as Rheba, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson as Donald, Clarence Wilson as John Blakely, Josef Swickard as Professor, Ann Doran as Maggie O'Neill, Christian Rub as Schmidt, Bodil Rosing as Mrs. Schmidt, Charles Lane as Henderson, Harry Davenport as Judge, Irving Bacon as Henry - the Head Waiter (uncredited), Ward Bond as Mike - the Detective (uncredited), James Burke as Chief Detective (uncredited), Eddy Chandler as Plainclothes Policeman (uncredited), Anne Cornwall as Miss Jones - Blakely's Secretary (uncredited), Nell Craig as Blakely's Inquisitive Office Worker (uncredited), Edgar Dearing as Bill - Plainclothes Policeman (uncredited), Pat Flaherty as Police Guard at Courtroom Entrance (uncredited), Bess Flowers as Martin's Neighbor in Courtroom (uncredited), Robert Greig as Lord Melville (uncredited), Kit Guard as Inmate Wearing Black Cap (uncredited), John Hamilton as Kirby's Dining Guest (uncredited), Edward Hearn as Court Attendant (uncredited), Russell Hicks as Kirby's Attorney (uncredited), Edward Keane as Board Member (uncredited), Pert Kelton as Inmate (uncredited), Edwin Maxwell as Kirby's Attorney (uncredited), Frank McClure as Restaurant Patron (uncredited), Charles McMurphy as Guard (uncredited), James Millican as Policeman (uncredited), Edward Peil Sr. as Neighbor Helping with Move (uncredited), Ian Wolfe as Kirby's Secretary (uncredited)

You Can't Take It with You Movie Review

Jimmy Stewart and Jean Arthur come together in Frank Capra's third and final Best Director effort, You Can't Take It With You, a movie which is amusing, but unfortunately ends up as one of his least enduring efforts. Overlong and underplotted, the film concerns two young lovers who finally endeavor to introduce their families to one another. As usual, Capra attempts to pillory big business, but the effort here is half-baked and overshadowed by slapstick antics between the two families. A Best Picture winner in 1938, the movie isn't aging well and can be suitably replaced by pretty much any of Capra's other works.


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