History Theatre / YouCantTakeItWithYou

20th Jul '17 8:31:51 PM Mdumas43073
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''You Can't Take It with You'' is a UsefulNotes/PulitzerPrize-winning 1936 ScrewballComedy play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, later adapted into a 1938 film directed by Creator/FrankCapra and starring Creator/LionelBarrymore and [[Creator/JimmyStewart James Stewart]], and still later as a forgotten 1987 syndicated television series.

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''You Can't Take It with You'' is a UsefulNotes/PulitzerPrize-winning 1936 ScrewballComedy play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, later adapted into a 1938 film directed (directed by Creator/FrankCapra and Creator/FrankCapra, starring Creator/LionelBarrymore and [[Creator/JimmyStewart James Stewart]], Creator/JeanArthur, and Creator/LionelBarrymore), and still later as a forgotten 1987 syndicated television series.
20th Jul '17 8:28:26 PM Mdumas43073
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''You Can't Take It with You'' is a 1936 UsefulNotes/PulitzerPrize-winning ScrewballComedy play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, later adapted into a 1938 film directed by Creator/FrankCapra and starring Creator/LionelBarrymore and [[Creator/JimmyStewart James Stewart]], and still later as a forgotten 1987 syndicated television series.

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''You Can't Take It with You'' is a 1936 UsefulNotes/PulitzerPrize-winning 1936 ScrewballComedy play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, later adapted into a 1938 film directed by Creator/FrankCapra and starring Creator/LionelBarrymore and [[Creator/JimmyStewart James Stewart]], and still later as a forgotten 1987 syndicated television series.
20th Jul '17 8:27:36 PM Mdumas43073
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''You Can't Take It with You'' is a 1936 UsefulNotes/PulitzerPrize-winning ScrewballComedy play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, later adapted into a 1938 film starring Creator/LionelBarrymore and [[Creator/JimmyStewart James Stewart]], and a forgotten 1987 syndicated television series.

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''You Can't Take It with You'' is a 1936 UsefulNotes/PulitzerPrize-winning ScrewballComedy play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, later adapted into a 1938 film directed by Creator/FrankCapra and starring Creator/LionelBarrymore and [[Creator/JimmyStewart James Stewart]], and still later as a forgotten 1987 syndicated television series.



The film won the UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Picture of 1938, as well as Best Director for Creator/FrankCapra; it was Capra's third award in five years after previously winning for ''Film/ItHappenedOneNight'' and ''Film/MrDeedsGoesToTown''. It was also something of a StarMakingRole for Stewart, who had been working in Hollywood since 1935 but saw his career really start to take off following this film.

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The film won the UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Picture of 1938, as well as Best Director for Creator/FrankCapra; it was Capra's Capra (his third such award in five years after previously winning for ''Film/ItHappenedOneNight'' and ''Film/MrDeedsGoesToTown''.''Film/MrDeedsGoesToTown''). It was also something of a StarMakingRole for Stewart, who had been working in Hollywood since 1935 but saw his career really start to take off following this film.
20th Jul '17 8:25:42 PM Mdumas43073
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Set during The Depression, the plot is centered around the lives of the QuirkyHousehold of the Sycamore family. The household includes eccentric but kind patriarch Grandpa Martin Vanderhoff; his daughter Penny, an amateur playwright; her husband Paul, who is a fireworks engineer with his friend Mr [=DePinna=]; and their two daughters Alice, the [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Woman]]; and Essie, an amateur ballerina trained by a crazed Russian; Boris Kolenkhov and wife of Ed, a printer and xylophone player. Also in the house is the SassyBlackWoman maid Rheba and her {{Cloudcuckoolander}} boyfriend, Donald. The main conflict of the work involves Alice falling in love with Tony Kirby and how Tony's wealthy banker father, Anthony P. Kirby and his snobbish mother strongly disapprove of the match, especially after a disastrous Dinner Party where the families were supposed to become acquainted. Throw into the mix a drunken actress, Gay Wellington; an exiled Russian Countess, Olga Katrina; and various FBI and IRS agents, and you have a play beloved by High School drama clubs nationwide.

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Set during The Depression, TheGreatDepression, the plot is centered around the lives of the QuirkyHousehold of the Sycamore family. The household includes eccentric but kind patriarch Grandpa Martin Vanderhoff; his daughter Penny, an amateur playwright; her husband Paul, who is a fireworks engineer with his friend Mr [=DePinna=]; and their two daughters Alice, the [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Woman]]; and Essie, an amateur ballerina trained by a crazed Russian; Boris Kolenkhov and wife of Ed, a printer and xylophone player. Also in the house is the SassyBlackWoman maid Rheba and her {{Cloudcuckoolander}} boyfriend, Donald. The main conflict of the work involves Alice falling in love with Tony Kirby and how Tony's wealthy banker father, Anthony P. Kirby and his snobbish mother strongly disapprove of the match, especially after a disastrous Dinner Party where the families were supposed to become acquainted. Throw into the mix a drunken actress, Gay Wellington; an exiled Russian Countess, Olga Katrina; and various FBI and IRS agents, and you have a play beloved by High School drama clubs nationwide.
28th Nov '16 4:19:10 AM Fuzzybluestockings
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* EekAMouse: Tony's explanation to the waiter for why Alice screamed at the fancy restaurant. Mayhem ensues as the couple calmly exits.

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* EekAMouse: Tony's explanation In the film, Tony takes Alice to a fancy restaurant, where he teases her to the point of screaming. He then explains to the waiter for why Alice screamed at the fancy restaurant. that she saw a mouse--no, actually, "a rat with hair on it." Mayhem ensues as the couple calmly exits.
27th Nov '16 5:32:46 PM Fuzzybluestockings
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* EekAMouse: Tony's explanation to the waiter for why Alice screamed at the fancy restaurant. Mayhem ensues as the couple calmly exits.
21st Nov '16 4:17:55 AM BobTanaka
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* WeUsedToBeFriends: Mr. Kirby and Mr. Ramsey. It only comes up near the end, but it has a powerful impact.
21st Nov '16 4:16:16 AM BobTanaka
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* BoisterousBruiser: Kolenkhov.
21st Sep '15 11:16:25 AM RuTsuna
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* BlackAndWhiteMorality: The Vanderhoffs are kind, innocent and selfless folks while Mr. Kirby is a heartless business owner with no redeeming qualities. He is getting better towards the end.

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* BlackAndWhiteMorality: The Vanderhoffs are kind, innocent and selfless folks while Mr. Kirby is a heartless business owner with no few redeeming qualities. He is getting better towards the end.
19th Sep '15 12:34:12 AM morenohijazo
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* CommunityThreateningConstruction: The main source of conflict in the film version involves banker and defense contractor Anthony Kirby buying up all the land around a competitor's factory in order to put him out of business. He is all set to dispossess all the renters in the neighborhood, but he needs to buy the house of {{Cloudcuckoolander}} Martin Vanderhof, and Martin doesn't want to sell. (This plot element was an addition not found in the source play.)
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