You Can't Take It With You (1938) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by Frank Capra and produced by Frank Capra.
The film was based on the play of the same name written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart performed at the Booth Theatre, NY & Imperial Theatre, NY from Dec 14, 1936 - Dec 3, 1938.
Academy Awards 1938 --- Ceremony Number 11 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Supporting Actress||Spring Byington||Nominated|
|Best Cinematography||Joseph Walker||Nominated|
|Best Director||Frank Capra||Won|
|Best Film Editing||Gene Havlick||Nominated|
|Best Writing||Robert Riskin||Nominated|
Mr. Poppins: Like it?
Grandpa Vanderhoff: This work you're doing?
Mr. Poppins: Oh no, my goodness, no. Land sakes, what am I saying?
Grandpa Vanderhoff: Then why do you do it?
Alice Sycamore: You know I've decided that it's your family that isn't good enough! Why I wouldn't be related to a bunch of snobs like that for anything in the world. Your mother's all in a dither because of her social reputation.
The Crowd: That's telling them Alice. Who do they think they are!
Alice Sycamore: Your reputation's safe as far as I'm concerned - and so is your son's -- and so is your old man's!
Grandpa Vanderhoff: Maybe it'd stop you trying to be so desperate about making more money than you can ever use. You can't take it with you, Mr. Kirby. So what good is it? As near as I can see, the only thing you can take with you is the love of your friends.
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The first film collaboration of Jean Arthur, James Stewart and Frank Capra. Later the same teamed up for Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.
Shortly before filming began, Lionel Barrymore lost the use of his legs to crippling arthritis and a hip injury. To accommodate him, the script was altered so that his character had a sprained ankle, and Barrymore did the film on crutches.
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