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You Can't Take It with You Essay

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In this review that first appeared in the New York Evening Post, December 15 & 19, 1936, Brownpraises the lighthearted nature of You Can't Take It with You.

Brown was an influential and popular American drama critic who wrote extensively on British and American drama.

In a world in which the sanity usually associated with sunshine is sadly overvalued, You Can't Take It With You is something to be prized. It is moonstruck, almost from beginning to end. It is blessed with all the happiest lunacies Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman have been able to contribute to it. The Sycamore family is the most gloriously mad group of contented eccentrics the modern theatre has yet had the good fortune to shadow. Its various members comprise a whole nest of Mad Hatters. They are daffy mortals, as lovable as they are laughable. Their whims are endless. So, too, for that matter...

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