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Take Her, She's Mine (1963)

Approved | | Comedy | 13 November 1963 (USA)
A father's attempts to protect his college-age daughter from trouble backfire, and he finds himself in the middle of scandal after scandal.

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Mollie Michaelson
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Anne Michaelson
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Mr. Pope-Jones
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Henri Bonnet
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Hector G. Ivor
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Alex (as Robert Denver)
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Linda Lehman
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Adele
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Sarah
Charla Doherty ...
Liz Michaelson
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M. Bonnet
Marcel Hillaire ...
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Miss Wu
Charles Robinson ...
Stanley
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Frank Michaelson, well respected President of the Pacific Pallisades Board of Education, is appearing in front of a Board hearing addressing the issue of the widespread public outcry asking for either his dismissal or resignation because of a series of salacious front page newspaper stories, complete with photographs, on his recent goings-on. In addressing these unsubstantiated charges, Frank attributes all the incidents on his eldest daughter, Mollie Michaelson, now just shy of her twentieth birthday, no longer being the sweet child he had always pictured her as, but now rather a desirable young woman. Frank and his wife Anne first noticed Mollie blossoming into such when she went away to college, first to Hawthorne, a girls' college in New England, and then to a prestigious art school in Paris. In Frank noticing Mollie becoming a desirable woman and her leaving home happening at the same time, Frank admits that he had troubles letting go of Mollie and thus he did whatever he felt he... Written by Huggo

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There comes a time in every father's life...when his baby becomes a "babe"...

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13 November 1963 (USA)  »

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Ah! Si papa savait ça  »

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$2,435,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The original Braodway production of the musical "Take Her, She's Mine" opened at the Biltmore Theater on December 21, 1961 and ran for 404 performances. See more »

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The newspaper picture of Frank jumping off the riverboat does not match the actual scene of Frank jumping off. See more »

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Frank Michaelson: I was watching this movie on TCM, and during the scene at the sit in where Stewart's character is talking to Sandra Dee's character, you can clearly see James Stewart's character use the four letter S word. It was after he used the word MONKEY. " I won't put up with any of this monkey s... t. You can read his lips as he says it and TCM took the audio of that word out. I was stunned when I saw this. Not that TCM took out the audio of that one word, but the fact that it was there and read by ...
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References Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Far Above Cayuga's Waters
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aka "Alma Mater"
Music from the song "Annie Lisle"
Written by H.S. Thompson
Played during the first college scene
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Beneath the talents of the star.
26 July 2009 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

During a three year stretch, James Stewart made three comedies--three films that just didn't seem to suit his talents all that well. The problem with MR. HOBBES TAKES A VACATION, DEAR BRIGETTE and TAKE HER SHE'S MINE is that they all try too hard to be kooky. There is no subtlety about them and Stewart essentially plays the same befuddled role three different times. While none of these films are terrible, compared to his other wonderful films, they just seem to come up very short.

TAKE HER SHE'S MINE begins with Stewart explaining to the local council about all the publicity he's recently received. So, in a long, long series of flashbacks, Stewart explains away potentially damaging news reports as just misunderstandings--all which incidentally occurred while he was following his daughter (Sandra Dee) at college because he was worried she would become a "loose woman". Again and again, he assumes she is much more of a libertine than she is, yet he ends up getting arrested on morals charges himself.

While the idea of a worrying father having trouble letting go of his daughter is a clever idea, the execution and style leaves so much to be desired. Instead of great insight into a father's worries or simply making a clever film, too ofter the film degenerates towards kookiness and cheap laughs. In many ways, this movie looks and feels much more like a sitcom minus the annoying laugh-track.

The bottom line is that Stewart was an amazing actor whose films are quite often brilliant and sublime. Sadly, not everything he made was gold and it's hard to imagine that just after making THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE, he made these silly pieces of fluff. Watchable yet dopey.


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