1931 – The Yellow Ticket

★★★☆☆ USA. 1h28m. War / Drama. Directed by Raoul Walsh. Written by Guy Bolton, Jules Furthman, Michael Morton. Cinematography by James Wong Howe. Edited by Jack Murray. Music by Carli Elinor, R.H. Bassett, Hugo Friedhofer. Starring Elissa Landi, Lionel Barrymore, Laurence Olivier, Walter Byron, Arnold Korff, Mischa Auer, Boris Karloff.

After Russia declares that Jews are restricted from travel, a woman discovers that she can obtain a “yellow ticket” if she prostitutes herself.

1938 – You Can’t Take It With You

★★★★☆ USA. 2h6m. Comedy / Romance. Directed by Frank Capra. Written by Robert Riskin (screenplay) and George Kaufman, Moss Hart (“You Can’t Take It With You”). Cinematography by Joseph Walker. Edited by Gene Havlick. Music by Dimitri Tiomkin. Starring Jean Arthur, Lionel Barrymore, James Stewart, Edward Arnold, Mischa Auer, Ann Miller.

You Can’t Take It With You is about a man from a family of rich snobs who becomes engaged to a woman from a good-natured but decidedly eccentric family.

A critical and commercial success, the film received two Academy Awards from seven nominations: Best Picture and Best Director for Frank Capra. This was Capra’s third Oscar for Best Director in just five years, following It Happened One Night (1934) and Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936).