It’s not like Leo McCarey didn’t know how to make a happy movie. After all, as Roger Ebert has pointed out, this was the man who made Duck Soup, the Marx Brothers’ best film. Yet Make Way for Tomorrow might be one of the all-time tearjerkers. (Documentary filmmaker Errol Morris once called it “the most depressing movie ever made, providing reassurance that everything will definitely end badly.”) A story about an elderly couple who are separated and must shuffle between children after they lose their house during the Depression, Make Way deserves the beautifully muted palette of the cartoonist who goes by the name of Seth. Just looking at this art — everything about the posture of those two indicates that they know they’ll never see each other again — makes one want to start sobbing.