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You Can'T Take It With You

2 h 6 min1938X-RayUHDU
Classic Screwball comedy based on Kaufman-Hart's play, You Can't Take it With You. Alice, the only stable member of an offbeat , free spirited family falls for Stewart, son of a snotty and wealthy family. the two very different families collide and rediscover the simple joys of life and love from the relationship of thier children.
Frank CapraC.C. Coleman
Spring ByingtonLionel BarrymoreJames Stewart
English [CC]
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Supporting actors
Edward ArnoldMischa AuerAnn MillerJean Arthur
Frank Capra
Columbia Pictures
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4.3 out of 5 stars

874 global ratings

  1. 63% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 20% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 10% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 4% of reviews have 2 stars
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Anthony ManmohanReviewed in the United Kingdom on 04 July 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Heartwarming comedy
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Based on a play where Arthur works for a Wall Street Investor's son Stuart, she decides to marry only with his father's approval. His mother is dismayed by his choice been his secretary. Meeting the families together seems worlds apart in their ideals. The only thing in common is their children.
The couple breaks up only for the rich father to face some home truths and is reunited with his son when he sees live values. It's a heartwarming comedy.
Kevin BucklandReviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 November 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
You Can't Take It With You
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A heart-warming film made the old-fashioned way. Using a few of the same actors from It's A Wonderful Life, not surprising being a Frank Capra film, it spans the divide between rich and poor to show how much in common they have. It's funny, witty, sad and well acted. A great film for in any collection for those who like the oldies as well as the new.
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Old BenReviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 January 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Zany humour but fun.
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The theme is philosophical 'little guy' and family copes with robber-baron businessman. Lots of funny episodes and fun to watch. About two hours long, I think. The isolationist remark that America doesn't need battleships would not sound funny three years later in 1942.
4 people found this helpful
miss s l marriottReviewed in the United Kingdom on 02 January 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Loved this film
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Loved this film. However, James Stewart was an amazing actor. It is funny and has a lot moral lessons that are bang on for today. I enjoyed and it made me smile. I would watch it again and again. A classic - very similar sort of movie to 'It's a beautiful life' - recommend.
7 people found this helpful
Helena macraeReviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 June 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
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this is one of the golden oldies.. there is Christian references which is wonderful and no swearing.. yesss I am vey pleased with my purchase.. cheers hmac
6 people found this helpful
MDReviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 May 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
James Stewart, James Stewart, and always James Stewart, one of the greatest actors of all times.
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James Stewart, James Stewart, and always James Stewart, one of the greatest actors of all times.
Mark A. StreetsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 January 2015
2.0 out of 5 stars
Poor quality transfer alert!
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I couldn't watch this all the way through as the sound quality is appalling! I understand that this is a very old film, but more could have been done to the audio, the levels are very uneven, going from loud to so quiet you have to strain to hear it. A really lazy transfer from Columbia Classics.
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Peter MooreReviewed in the United Kingdom on 04 January 2010
5.0 out of 5 stars
A thirties classic
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When people think of Frank Capra the film that normally pops into their head is "It's a Wonderful Life". Capra however made many wonderful films and none better than this made during his most productive period.
You Can't Take it With You gained Capra his third and final Oscar as best Director. It's a Wonderful Life made eight years later gained him a nomination but he lost out to William Wyler for "The Best Years of Our Lives".
You Can't Take it With You is funny, touching, beautifully acted by a sumptuous ensemble cast and above all it espouses the sort of values that many of us wish we could live by but rarely do. It's a film that transcends the ages, I watched it recently with my elderly parents, aged 85 & 87 and my grandson, aged 13. We all laughed, cried and enjoyed every minute of it. If you get an opportunity then see this film, it will leave you feeling that the world isn't such a bad place after all.
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