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|
Grandpa Vanderhoff: Can't even talk about him, can you?
Alice Sycamore: Not rationally.
Grandpa Vanderhoff: Well, who's asking you to be rational?
Mrs. Anthony Kirby: Haven't we been embarrassed enough? Seems to me a little more respect should be shown for our position!
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Frank Capra cast James Stewart based on his performance in Navy Blue and Gold.
The first of only two Best Picture Academy Award winners to have been adapted for the screen from plays which won the Pulitzer Prize.
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