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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Grandpa Vanderhoff: I used to be just like you. Then one morning when I was going up in the elevator, it struck me I wasn't having any fun. So I came right down and never went back. That was 35 years ago.
Anthony P. Kirby: Admirable. And you haven't done anything since huh.
Grandpa Vanderhoff: Oh yes, yes, yes... Oh just the things I wanted to do... collected stamps, went to the zoo when I got the notion, took up the harmonica, and even found time to notice when spring came around.


Alice Sycamore: Wish I'd known her (her grandma). What was she like?
Grandpa Vanderhoff: Look in there (points to mirror).


Mrs. Anthony Kirby: You needn't waste your time trying to protect me. That won't help. If you had any sense, young woman, you'd stay where you belong and stop being ambitious!


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Columbia paid $200,000 for the film rights to the play.
This movie reunited Lionel Barrymore (Grandpa Vanderhof) and Donald Meek (Mr. Poppins) who had previously starred together in the movie, Mark of the Vampire.
Frank Capra cast James Stewart based on his performance in Navy Blue and Gold.
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