Watch: You Can’t Take It with You 1938 123movies, Full Movie Online – The stenographer Alice Sycamore is in love with her boss Tony Kirby, who is the vice-president of the powerful company owned by his greedy father Anthony P. Kirby. Kirby Sr. is dealing a monopoly in the trade of weapons, and needs to buy one last house in a twelve block area owned by Alice’s grandparent Martin Vanderhof. However, Martin is the patriarch of an anarchic and eccentric family where the members do not care for money but for having fun and making friends. When Tony proposes Alice, she states that it would be mandatory to introduce her simple and lunatic family to the snobbish Kirbys, and Tony decides to visit Alice with his parents one day before the scheduled. There is an inevitable clash of classes and lifestyles, the Kirbys spurn the Sycamores and Alice breaks with Tony, changing the lives of the Kirby family..
Plot: Alice, the only relatively normal member of the eccentric Sycamore family, falls in love with Tony Kirby, but his wealthy banker father and snobbish mother strongly disapprove of the match. When the Kirbys are invited to dinner to become better acquainted with their future in-laws, things don’t turn out the way Alice had hoped.
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Dated but still charming.
This is not the play. This is better.
The madcap adventures of a crazy family during the depression is a life affirming film that shows us that money isn’t everything and that yes, you can’t take it with you.
One of the joys of this film is the cast Lionel Barrymore, Jimmy Stewart, Ann Miller, Dub Taylor, Edward Arnold, Eddie Rochester Anderson, Misha Auer and just about every great supporting actor and actress under the sun, all acting completely and wonderfully mad. They sell the story and make you smile from ear to ear.
I can’t be rational where this film is concerned.
Just see it.
You’ll feel good for days.
10 out of 10.
I Don’t Want To Take It With Me…
ts easy to be cynical and sneering at this film… so I will be. The supposedly happy, carefree family in this film consists of old men who make fireworks in their cellar, a woman who dances everywhere instead of walking and a patriarch who never gets cross and doesn’t stop dishing out fortune cookie advice. They also carry musical instruments and break out into song whenever the mood takes them, even in a prison. Capra wants us to think that these nutcases, because they do whatever they please and spend so much time together rather than accumulate money, are living a perfect life. If such a bohemian philosophy leaves you dirt poor and acting like a bunch of escaped mental patients, then get me a job as a 9-to-5 bank clerk pronto.
If you disagree with the central premise, then you really have no room to maneuver. I suffered through scene after scene of sappy speeches and events pertaining to the views of Mr Capra, each one more tiresome than the last. Rich = Unhappy and no idea of community. Poor = Salt of the earth and always there for each other. What a crock. Capra’s other films may have extolled the same virtues, but at least they didn’t ram them down our throats. And they had the added advantage of having non-annoying characters and well thought out plots. Watching this is was for me akin to listening to a lecture by a BNP representative… I don’t agree with your opinions, and that’s all you have to offer. So… I quit. 4/10
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 6 min (126 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director Frank Capra
Writer Robert Riskin, George S. Kaufman, Moss Hart
Actors Jean Arthur, James Stewart, Lionel Barrymore
Country United States
Awards Won 2 Oscars. 2 wins & 7 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Film Length 3,526.8 m (13 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm