The Basics – You Can’t Take It With You (1938) – Director – Frank Capra; starring Jean Arthur, Jimmy Stewart, Lionel Barrymore; Run Time – 126 mins. – Comedy, Romance – “A man from a family of rich snobs becomes engaged to a woman from a good-natured but decidedly eccentric family.”
Kristy – In order to prepare the food, I had to do a little research on the movie, so I know that it is basically about a collision of worlds between two very different families.
Koob – All I know about this movie is that it is by the great Frank Capra.
–Shortly before filming began, Lionel Barrymore lost the use of his legs to crippling arthritis and a hip injury. To accommodate him, the script was altered so that his character had a sprained ankle, and Barrymore did the film on crutches.
Viewing Source – Free streaming video @ http://stagevu.com/video/lchbzzytrcbd
Post Viewing Responses
Ratings (with 1 star = the worst and 5 stars = the best)
Koob: 3 stars
Kristy: 4 stars
Double Gobble Score: 3.5 stars
The Takeaway: An under-appreciated Frank Capra film that should be recognized by modern audiences for its witty, intelligent comedy and memorable cast of characters.