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: When I was courting your grandmother, it took me two years to propose. You know why? The moment she walked into a room my knees buckled, blood would rush up into my head and the walls would start to dance. Twice I keeled over in a dead faint.
Grandpa Vanderhoff: (talking about his wife, Alice's grandma) Oh, nothing phenominal about it. I just had it bad, that's all. I never got over it either. Right up to the very last, she couldn't walk into a room without my heart going thump, thump, thump.
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Frank Capra cast James Stewart based on his performance in Navy Blue and Gold.
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.
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