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You Can't Take It With You

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About You Can't Take It With You

Academy Award® winner James Stewart (1940 Best Actor, The Philadelphia Story and 1985 Honorary Oscar®), Jean Arthur, Academy Award® winner Lionel Barrymore (1931 Best Actor, A Free Soul) and Edward Arnold star in this classic screwball comedy. Based on the phenomenally successful Kaufman-Hart play, You Can't Take It With You was directed by Frank Capra and won two Academy Awards® (1938 Best Picture, Best Director) and garnered five more nominations. It was Capra's third Oscar® for directing. Arthur stars as Alice Sycamore, the stable family member of an offbeat clan of free spirits who falls for Stewart, the down-to-earth son of a snooty, wealthy family. Amidst a backdrop of confusion, the two very different families rediscover the simple joys of life.

Screenplay

Robert Riskin

Based on a Work by

Moss Hart, George S. Kaufman

Producer

Frank Capra

Director

Frank Capra, C.C. Coleman

Actor

Edward Arnold, Jean Arthur, Mischa Auer, Lionel Barrymore, Spring Byington, Ann Miller, James Stewart