81 Days With Oscar And Me

Every Academy Award-Winning Movie, Back to Back, Starting With the First

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Entries Tagged as 'Robert Riskin'

You Can’t Take It With You

August 30th, 2009 · No Comments · 1938, Black and White, Charles Lane, Columbia Pictures, Comedy, Frank Capra, Jimmy Stewart, Lionel Barrymore, Original Screenplay, Robert Riskin, You Can't Take It With You

You Can’t Take It With You is a screwball comedy revolving around a house full of quirky family members and hangers-on lead by Grandpa Martin Vanderhof (Lionel Barrymore), who dispenses aphorisms like candy machines dispense candy. Stuff like this: “You can’t take it with you, Mr. Kirby. So what good is it? As near as […]

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It Happened One Night

August 26th, 2009 · No Comments · 1934, Adaptation, Alan Hale, Black and White, Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Columbia Pictures, Comedy, Frank Capra, It Happened One Night, Robert Riskin

The difference between It Happened One Night, the seventh Oscar-winning movie, and the one that preceded it, Cavalcade, is the difference between night and day (no pun intended). While John and Lionel Barrymore may have been considered better actors in the early 1930s, when Clark Gable hits the screen it’s movie magic. I mean, this […]

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