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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)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Supporting ActressSpring ByingtonNominated
Best CinematographyJoseph WalkerNominated
Best DirectorFrank CapraWon
Best Film EditingGene HavlickNominated
Best PictureColumbiaWon
Best WritingRobert RiskinNominated
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Grandpa Vanderhoff: Isn't there something else you'd rather be doing than this?
Mr. Poppins: No.
Grandpa Vanderhoff: Oh, go on with you. I don't believe a word you're saying. Go on, tell me, what would you rather be doing than this?


Alice Sycamore:That's not true! Grandpa, I won't stand for it! I won't stand for our being humiliated like this! They were ashamed to say why they were there. They're ashamed to admit they came to look my family over -- to see if I was good enough to marry their precious son!


Anthony P. Kirby: Say, Tony, do you realize there won't be a bullet, gun or cannon made in this country without us?
Tony Kirby: Dad, now don't tell me you've forgotten the sling shot market.


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This movie reunited Lionel Barrymore (Grandpa Vanderhof) and Donald Meek (Mr. Poppins) who had previously starred together in the movie, Mark of the Vampire.
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.
Ann Miller was only 15 years old when this movie was filmed. Her character is called on to perform numerous (amateur) ballet positions, including the toe pointe, which was very painful for her. She hid this from the cast and crew, but would cry (out of sight) off stage.
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