Another screwball comedy directed by the talented Frank Capra, “You Can’t Take It with You” tells the love story of a handsome young man, a descendant of a rich and snobbish family, and a pretty girl from an eccentric, if not crazy family (which reminded me of the Adams family). In the leading roles are James Stewart, Jean Arthur – who appeared together in another very successful Capra production, “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” -, and the great Lionel Barrymore. The repeated casting of the same actors in his films is the proof that Frank Capra disliked very much the idea of screen tests for different actors, and with the exception of Clark Gable in “It Happened One Night”, with whom Capra didn’t get along well, the rest of his leading stars were his favourites and close friends, and two of them were Jimmy Stewart and Jean Arthur, as they starred in many other wonderful films of his. What you will certainly like about “You Can’t Take It with You” is the tasteful humour and the complex plot, which involves clashes between families from different social environments, especially when it comes to class and lifestyle. But love is stronger than anything, and this romantic screwball comedy is the epitome of the story with a “happy ending”, typical to the films that were made in the 1930s. This superb production of the old Hollywood earned two Oscars, for Best Picture and Best Director, and it was nominated for other 5 Oscars, for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Writing, Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Sound, Recording, and Best Film Editing. Other Oscar rivals of the glorious year of 1938 were “Jezebel” (with Bette Davis), “The Adventures of Robin Hood” (with Olivia de Havilland and Errol Flynn), “Pygmalion” (with Leslie Howard and Wendy Hiller), and “Boys Town” (with Spencer Tracy). In fact, 1938 somehow announced the great amount of good material in the motion picture industry, as the following year became the most significant moment in the history of Hollywood.