Frank Capra

 Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) Rated NR

Stellar performances highlight this delightfully witty adaptation of the hit Broadway play about two dotty spinsters with a peculiar avocation: helping lonely old gents by poisoning them and burying them in the cellar. But the jig is up when the ladies’ newlywed nephew, Mortimer Brewster, discovers his aunts’ “benevolent” deeds.

 It Happened One Night (1934) Rated NR

Runaway socialite Ellie Andrews is en route to the Big Apple to elope with a fortune-hunting flyboy. Along the way she meets a crusty newspaperman, who’s just been sacked and — unbeknownst to Ellie — plans to sell her story to get his job back. But a string of zany misadventures leads them to realize they’re madly — if reluctantly — in love.

 Mr. Deeds Goes To Town (1936) Rated NR

When small-town tuba player Longfellow Deeds lands a $20 million inheritance and moves to the big city, the sharks begin to circle, including a sassy reporter who’ll do anything for a scoop — until she falls for her subject. Director Frank Capra (It’s a Wonderful Life) delivers a heartfelt romantic allegory about daring to stand up for principles in the face of greed and malice.

 Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939) Rated NR

When idealistic junior senator Jefferson Smith arrives in Washington, D.C., he’s full of plans and dazzled by his surroundings — qualities he retains despite widespread corruption among his cynical colleagues. Jean Arthur puts in a sharp performance as Smith’s streetwise secretary, who helps him navigate his way through Congress, in this Academy Award-winning classic from director Frank Capra.

 You Can’t Take It With You (1938) Rated NR

In this Frank Capra classic, Tony and Alice meet and fall in love. But things are far from rosy: He’s the son of a millionaire, and she and her wacky family live in a house that’s in the way of the senior Kirby’s construction project. Will an office building literally stand in the way of true love? The movie, adapted from a Pulitzer Prize-winning play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, delivers the answer.

Synopsis by Netflix.

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