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You Can't Take It With You

  • Film

Time Out says

How true that is. And how revealing. Capra is at his most sentimental here, with James Stewart, the son of a munitions tycoon, falling for dizzy Jean Arthur, who comes from a poor but happy family of eccentrics. There are fireworks when the two fathers meet, but mostly the picture is a damp squib, trite, preachy, and desperately sincere. If the poor were a vocal minority, this would be denounced as the equivalent of Uncle Tom-ism. The cast is appealing, particularly Stewart and Arthur, but it's not enough. Polly Wolly Doodle indeed.
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Release Details

  • Duration:127 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Frank Capra
  • Screenwriter:Robert Riskin
  • Cast:
    • Jean Arthur
    • James Stewart
    • Lionel Barrymore
    • Edward Arnold
    • Mischa Auer
    • Ann Miller
    • Spring Byington
    • Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson
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