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Category: Comedy, RomanceNotable as: Screwball comedy, Award-Winning WorkSub-Category: Black-and-white, Romance Film, Romantic comedy, Screwball comedy, ComedyNarrative location: New York CityRuntime: 126 minutesLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesDirector: Frank CapraScreenwriter: Robert RiskinMusic: Dimitri TiomkinCinematography: Joseph WalkerStars: Jean Arthur, Lionel Barrymore, James Stewart, Edward Arnold, Mischa Auer, Ann Miller, Spring Byington, Donald Meek, Samuel S. Hinds, H. B. Warner Producer: Frank CapraStudio: Columbia PicturesAwards won: Academy Award for Best Director (Frank Capra)
Academy Award for Best Picture
Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Cinematography (Joseph Walker)
Academy Award for Best Film Editing (Gene Havlick)
Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (Spring Byington)
Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (Robert Riskin)
Award details: (details at IMDb)

You Can't Take It With You is a 1938 American romantic comedy film directed by Frank Capra and starring Jean Arthur, Lionel Barrymore, James Stewart, and Edward Arnold. Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, the film is about a man from a family of rich snobs who becomes engaged to a woman from a good-natured but decidedly eccentric family. The film received two Academy Awards from seven nominations: Best Picture and Best Director for Frank Capra. This was Capra's third Oscar for Best Director in just five years, following It Happened One Night and Mr. Deeds Goes to Town. It was also the highest-grossing picture of the year.

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