Favorite things about… You Can’t Take It With You (1938)

The favorite film: You Can’t Take It With You, a 1938 romantic comedy directed by Frank Capra The synopsis: When Alice and Tony fall in love and decide to marry, in-law introductions bring trouble, as the eccentric Sycamores clash with the wealthy and refined Kirbys. The cast: Jean Arthur as Alice Sycamore Jimmy Stewart as Tony Kirby Lionel Barrymore as Martin Vanderhof Spring Byington as … Continue reading Favorite things about… You Can’t Take It With You (1938)

No Time for Comedy (1940)

Linda Paige (Rosalind Russell) is a very successful star of the stage, but her latest play has hit a few speed bumps. It needs some rewriting, and the writer — the naive, up-and-coming Gaylord Esterbrook (James Stewart) — has been called in to the city from his tiny hometown of Redfield, Minnesota to do the job. Producer Richard Benson (Clarence Kolb) ultimately decides to pull … Continue reading No Time for Comedy (1940)

Made For Each Other (1939)

John Mason (Jimmy Stewart) is a young lawyer with a promising life ahead. He’s been successful in his work and has a chance of being made partner – especially if he agrees to marry Judge Doolittle’s daughter Eunice. John is set to move forward with the marriage until, on a business trip, he meets Jane (Carole Lombard). The two fall in love immediately and marry … Continue reading Made For Each Other (1939)

Magic Town (1947)

Rip Smith (Jimmy Stewart) is an entrepreneur who has unsuccessfully attempted to run a big city opinion polling business. Forced to close the place up, it seems that Rip may be out of options – that is, until he discovers a Magic Town called Grandview. Grandview is a small town, statistically identical to the country as a whole. Rip’s old friend Hoopendecker (Kent Smith) is … Continue reading Magic Town (1947)