The Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Dec. 28, 1936

You Can't Take It With You (by Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman; Sam H. Harris, producer) demonstrates that a pair of showmen who feel as much at home in the theatre as they do in bed can confect a magnificently funny show without bothering much about the plot. The plot of You Can't Take It With You is deliberately banal. Two young lovers are nearly parted because of their families, a dramatic situation which has not grown any younger since Pyramus & Thisbe. So theatrically threadbare is this narrative scheme that it takes an...

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