You Can't Take It With You Overview:

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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Tony Kirby: You know, every time I think about how lucky I am, I feel like screaming.


Grandpa Vanderhoff: You like this?
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: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!


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The first James Stewart and Frank Capra collaboration.
The first film collaboration of Jean Arthur, James Stewart and Frank Capra. Later the same teamed up for Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.
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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