Video Release: February 18, 2003
Theatrical Release: 1938
Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
- Runtime: 126 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Originally in English
- Released in English
Frank Capra's 1938 adaptation of the George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart play is a time-honored comic sensation. Tony, the eldest son of millionaire Anthony P. Kirby, has fallen in love with Alice Vanderhof. She's a sweet working girl who lives with her eccentric family and a few extra misfits in a decaying old house. It's a building that just happens to stand in the way of Mr. Kirby's plans to construct an impressive office complex. But when Grandpa Vanderhof refuses to sell, it's clash of the cantankerous titans. Unfortunately, the fallout may send lovebirds Tony and Alice flying in different directions.
A pair of wildly disparate families--one slightly off-kilter and poor, the other wealthy and uptight--come together and learn a little bit about themselves when their children fall in love. A Capra-fied adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. Academy Award Nominations: 6, including Best Screenplay. Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director.
Additional cast includes: Lillian Yarbo, Clarence Wilson and Josef Swickard.