The movie is based on a popular play by George S. Kaufman, and the cast included Jean Arthur, Lionel Barrymore, Jimmy Stewart, Edward Arnold, Spring Byington, and Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson. Among the many uncredited bit players we find the celebrated dance instructor Arthur Murray.
Although it won no other Oscars it had five nominations.
You Can't Take It With You is a Pulitzer Prize-winning play by George S. Kaufman about a house full of dreamers, anarchists, and other lovable losers presided over by their indulgent and loving grandfather. Also a notable film of 1938 with Lionel Barrymore as the patriarch. It ends with a grand, accidental fireworks explosion.