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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)

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?

Anthony P. Kirby: So you're the one that's been holding up my deal, eh?
Grandpa Vanderhoff: It's kind of funny, isn't it?
Anthony P. Kirby: What's funny about it?
Grandpa Vanderhoff: Well, the idea of your engineering this whole thing and being caught in your own trap.
Anthony P. Kirby: Maybe it won't be so funny when I take that house away from you.

Tony Kirby: Sometimes you're so beautiful it just gags me.

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Columbia paid $200,000 for the film rights to the play.
Ann Miller once said that doing the ballet moves for this movie were extremely painful and she would often be crying in between takes. She never told anybody the reason why and James Stewart, assuming she was upset about something, would have boxes of candy sent to her to make her feel better.
Debut of Dub Taylor.
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