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|
Wilbur G. Henderson (Internal Revenue Department):: Sensible? What about Congress and the Supreme Court -- and the President? We've got to pay them, don't we?
Grandpa Vanderhoff: Not with my money, no sir!
Wilbur G. Henderson (Internal Revenue Department):: Mr. Vanderhoff, our records show that you've never paid an income tax.
Grandpa Vanderhoff: That's right.
Wilbur G. Henderson (Internal Revenue Department):: Why not?
Grandpa Vanderhoff: I don't believe in it.
Tony Kirby: Sometimes you're so beautiful it just gags me.
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Lionel Barrymore would receive injections every hour to help relieve the pain of his arthritis.
The original play by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman won the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It was still running on Broadway when the film opened.
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