You Can’t Take It With You (1938)

Frank Capra directs this 1938 film based on the hit play of the same name.

James Stewart plays the son of a wealthy ammunition supplier, who needs to buy out all the houses in a twelve block area.  Jean Arthur is the daughter of an eccentric family, that are the only ones that won’t sell their house.  The two develop a romance that leads to chaos in a restaurant, the destruction of a basement full of homemade fireworks and lands both of their families in jail.

This movie won the Academy Award for best picture and also features the legendary Lionel Barrymore.

2hr. 6min.

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