Dir. Frank Capra (1938).
Probably the worst movie ever to have won a Best Picture Oscar, Capra’s trite and preachy turkey transforms the droll Vanderhof family of George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart’s excellent play into a gaggle of dolts. They’re supposed to symbolize “the little people” of the planet. It’s Capra-corn at its most indigestibly schmaltzy.
Sun., Dec. 13, 2:25, 6:10 & 9:55 p.m.; Mon., Dec. 14, 2:25, 6:10 & 9:55 p.m., 2009