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.
Tony Kirby: Sometimes you're so beautiful it just gags me.
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Ann Miller was only 15 years old when this movie was filmed. Her character is called on to perform numerous (amateur) ballet positions, including the toe pointe, which was very painful for her. She hid this from the cast and crew, but would cry (out of sight) off stage.
The first film collaboration of Jean Arthur, James Stewart and Frank Capra. Later the same teamed up for Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.
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