CTHV Press Release: "You Can't Take It With You"

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    JAMES STEWART, JEAN ARTHUR AND LIONEL BARRYMORE
    STAR IN FRANK CAPRA'S CLASSIC ACADEMY AWARD WINNING COMEDY

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    YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
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    DEBUTING ON DVD FEBRUARY 18

    * * * * Culver City, CA. *January 7, 2003- Director Frank Capra is a
    master of
    screwball comedies with a message. *The prolific director has no equal
    when it comes to
    pitting the common man against venal business and political interests.
    "You Can't Take
    It with You," featuring a star-studded Academy Award winning cast
    including James
    Stewart and Lionel Barrymore, received an Academy-Award for Best Picture
    and marked
    one of three Best Director Academy Awards for Capra.

    * * * * Academy Award winner James Stewart (1940, Best Actor, "The
    Philadelphia
    Story;" 1985 Honorary Oscar) stars as the stable, down to earth son of a
    very snooty and
    wealthy family. *When Jean Arthur who plays the daughter of an offbeat
    family falls for
    him, the collision course of cultures is set. *The results are classic
    Capra. *The hero,
    Grandpa Martin Vanderhof, (Lionel Barrymore, 1931 Best Actor, "A Free
    Soul") reigns
    over a delightful madhouse full of his wife, children and grandchildren
    and their spouses,
    and folks who came for a visit and never left. * All are artists,
    writers, and inventors, and
    none of them have let a lack of talent interfere with having a good
    time. That's fine with
    Grandpa; he opted out of the rat race years ago because it was no fun.
    Today, he "doesn't believe in income tax" and allows fireworks
    experiments to go
    on in the basement. His refusal to sell his home to grasping business
    magnates prevents
    the eviction of neighboring tenants and Vanderhof's many dependents.

    * * * * Into the circus atmosphere of the Vanderhof household comes Tony
    Kirby (James
    Stewart), wooing Grandpa's granddaughter Alice Sycamore (Jean Arthur).
    Tony is a bit
    dismayed by this family of bohemians in which "everybody does just as he
    pleases,"
    though he later realizes that he gave up his dream when he was pressured
    into joining the
    family banking business by his stuffed-shirt father (Edward Arnold) *and
    snobby mother
    (Mary Forbes). *When the off-beat Vanderhof clan meets Tony's parents,
    Tony comes to
    realize that most people are "afraid to live" their dreams. *The result
    is an inevitable
    dressing down of the Forbes that's as humorous as it is well deserved,
    as only a master
    like Frank Capra can capture .

    * * * * Frank Capra accumulated six Academy Award nominations for Best
    Director
    during his career. One of them was for "You Can't Take It with You,"
    adapted from the
    Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway play by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman..

    DVD SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE:

    * * * * Digitally Mastered Audio & Video
    * * * * Full Screen Presentation
    * * * * Remastered in High Definition
    * * * * Audio: *English
    * * * * Subtitles: English, French, Japanese, Portugese, Spanish
    * * * * Bonus Trailers
    * * * * Interactive Menus
    * * * * Scene Selections

    Not Rated
    Black & White
    Running Time: 126 Minutes
    DVD Cat # 08568
    UPC Code: #0-43396-08568-8
    Order Date: 01/16/03
    DVD SLP: $29.95
     
  2. ChuckDeLa

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    Too bad there's no extras to speak of, but I will definitely pick this up. One of my favorites!
     

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