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You Can't Take It with You ()


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A man from a family of rich snobs becomes engaged to a woman from a good-natured but decidedly eccentric family.

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Alice Sycamore
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Martin Vanderhof
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Tony Kirby
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Anthony P. Kirby
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Kolenkhov
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Essie Carmichael
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Penny Sycamore
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Paul Sycamore
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Poppins
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Ramsey
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DePinna
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Ed Carmichael
Mary Forbes ...
Mrs. Anthony Kirby
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Rheba
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Donald (as Eddie Anderson)
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John Blakely
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Professor
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Maggie O'Neill
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Schmidt
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Mrs. Schmidt
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Henderson
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Judge
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eugene Anderson Jr. ...
Bobby (uncredited)
Jimmy Anderson ...
Porter in Bank (uncredited)
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Attorney to Kirby at Arraignment (uncredited)
William Arnold ...
Reporter (uncredited)
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Kirby's Office Aide (uncredited)
Frank Austin ...
Neighbor (uncredited)
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Child Dancer (uncredited)
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Henry - the Head Waiter (uncredited)
Harry A. Bailey ...
Neighbor (uncredited)
Joseph E. Bernard ...
Neighbor (uncredited)
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Mary (uncredited)
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Neighbor (uncredited)
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Mike - the Detective (uncredited)
Joe Bordeaux ...
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
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Neighbor (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ...
Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
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Newsboy (uncredited)
Gloria Browne ...
Child Dancer (uncredited)
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Chief Detective (uncredited)
Eddy Chandler ...
Plainclothes Policeman (uncredited)
Wallis Clark ...
Bill Hughes (uncredited)
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Hammond (uncredited)
Nick Copeland ...
Barber (uncredited)
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Miss Jones - Blakely's Secretary (uncredited)
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Blakely's Inquisitive Office Worker (uncredited)
Jimmy the Crow ...
Raven (uncredited)
Beatrice Curtis ...
Neighbor (uncredited)
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Strongarm Man (uncredited)
Sidney D'Albrook ...
Trustee (uncredited)
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Neighbor (uncredited)
Lew Davis ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Edgar Dearing ...
Bill - Plainclothes Policeman (uncredited)
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Expressman (uncredited)
Kay Deslys ...
Woman (uncredited)
Homer Dickenson ...
Man (uncredited)
Bill Dill ...
Reporter (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
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Woman (uncredited)
Roland Dupree ...
Child Dancer (uncredited)
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Bank Manager (uncredited)
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Man (uncredited)
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Police Sergeant (uncredited)
Betty Farrington ...
Neighbor (uncredited)
Eddie Fetherston ...
Worried Neighbor (uncredited)
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Police Guard at Courtroom Entrance (uncredited)
Kitty Flanagan ...
Woman (uncredited)
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Jailer (uncredited)
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Martin's Neighbor in Courtroom (uncredited)
Sterrett Ford ...
Man (uncredited)
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Kirby's Assistant (uncredited)
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Woman (uncredited)
Dick French ...
Bank Clerk (uncredited)
Jack Gardner ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Joe Geil ...
Child Dancer (uncredited)
Jack Grant ...
Policeman (uncredited)
Jesse Graves ...
Man (uncredited)
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Lord Melville (uncredited)
Carlton Griffin ...
Bank Clerk (uncredited)
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Inmate Wearing Black Cap (uncredited)
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Guard (uncredited)
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Kirby's Dining Guest (uncredited)
Sam Harris ...
Diner (uncredited)
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Court Attendant (uncredited)
Oscar 'Dutch' Hendrian ...
Ice Man (uncredited)
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Attorney to Kirby (uncredited)
Harry Hollingsworth ...
Doorman (uncredited)
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Neighbor (uncredited)
Paul Irving ...
Office Manager (uncredited)
Boyd Irwin ...
Attorney to Kirby at Arraignment (uncredited)
Eddie Kane ...
Attorney to Kirby (uncredited)
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Board Member (uncredited)
Alice Keating ...
Woman (uncredited)
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Inmate (uncredited)
Louis King ...
Man (uncredited)
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Man (uncredited)
William Lally ...
Reporter (uncredited)
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Neighbor (uncredited)
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Neighbor (uncredited)
Tina Marshall ...
Neighbor (uncredited)
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Attorney to Kirby (uncredited)
Ralph McCullough ...
Man (uncredited)
Eva McKenzie ...
Neighbor (uncredited)
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Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Charles McMurphy ...
Guard (uncredited)
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Policeman (uncredited)
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Trustee (uncredited)
Bruce Mitchell ...
Policeman in Park (uncredited)
Clive Morgan ...
Man (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
Arthur Murray ...
Elevator Boy (uncredited)
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Diner (uncredited)
Georgia O'Dell ...
Woman (uncredited)
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Woman (uncredited)
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Neighbor (uncredited)
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Matron (uncredited)
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Neighbor (uncredited)
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Neighbor Helping with Move (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ...
Bailiff (uncredited)
Hilda Plowright ...
Lady Melville (uncredited)
Ed Randolph ...
Neighbor (uncredited)
Doris Rankin ...
Mrs. Leach (uncredited)
Frances Raymond ...
Neighbor (uncredited)
Hilda Rhodes ...
Woman (uncredited)
Ky Robinson ...
Court Policeman (uncredited)
Gale Ronn ...
Neighbor (uncredited)
Marion C. Rotolo ...
Accordion Player (uncredited)
Nell Roy ...
Woman (uncredited)
Dick Rush ...
Bank Guard (uncredited)
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Man (uncredited)
Harry Semels ...
Man (uncredited)
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Mac (uncredited)
C.L. Sherwood ...
Drunk (uncredited)
Ernest Shields ...
Man (uncredited)
Bruce Sidney ...
Bank Clerk (uncredited)
S.S. Simon ...
Man at Jail (uncredited)
Harry Stafford ...
Bank Clerk (uncredited)
Edwin Stanley ...
Executive (uncredited)
Bert Starkey ...
Neighbor (uncredited)
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Court Bailiff (uncredited)
Belle Stoddard ...
Neighbor (uncredited)
Jane Talent ...
Woman (uncredited)
Carlie Taylor ...
Bank Clerk (uncredited)
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Woman (uncredited)
Patty Thomas ...
Child Dancer (uncredited)
Victor Travis ...
Man (uncredited)
Laura Treadwell ...
Kirby's Dining Guest (uncredited)
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Strongarm Man (uncredited)
Pearl Varvalle ...
Woman (uncredited)
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Neighbor (uncredited)
Bess Wade ...
Neighbor (uncredited)
Walter Walker ...
Governor Leach (uncredited)
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Attorney to Kirby (uncredited)
Gertrude Weber ...
Woman (uncredited)
Pat West ...
Expressman (uncredited)
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Kirby's Secretary (uncredited)
Bud Wiser ...
Policeman (uncredited)
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Kirby's Secretary (uncredited)
Billy Wolfstone ...
Child Dancer (uncredited)
Alex Woloshin ...
Russian General in Jail (uncredited)

Directed by

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Frank Capra

Written by

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Robert Riskin ... (screen play)
 
George S. Kaufman ... (based upon the play by) and
Moss Hart ... (based upon the play by)

Produced by

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Frank Capra ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Dimitri Tiomkin ... (musical score)

Cinematography by

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Joseph Walker ... (photography)

Film Editing by

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Gene Havlick ... film editor

Art Direction by

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Stephen Goosson ... (as Stephen Goossón)

Makeup Department

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William Knight ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Arthur S. Black Jr. ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Lionel Banks ... associate art director

Sound Department

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Edward Bernds ... sound engineer (uncredited)
Garry A. Harris ... sound recordist (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Irving Lippman ... still photographer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Irene ... gowns: Miss Arthur
Bernard Newman ... gowns: Miss Arthur

Music Department

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Morris Stoloff ... musical director
George Parrish ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Max Reese ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Other crew

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Maurice A. Bergman ... press representative (uncredited)
Charles C. Coleman ... dialogue director (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

The stenographer Alice Sycamore is in love with her boss Tony Kirby, who is the vice-president of the powerful company owned by his greedy father Anthony P. Kirby. Kirby Sr. is dealing a monopoly in the trade of weapons, and needs to buy one last house in a twelve block area owned by Alice's grandparent Martin Vanderhof. However, Martin is the patriarch of an anarchic and eccentric family where the members do not care for money but for having fun and making friends. When Tony proposes Alice, she states that it would be mandatory to introduce her simple and lunatic family to the snobbish Kirbys, and Tone decides to visit Alice with his parents one day before the scheduled. There is an inevitable clash of classes and lifestyles, the Kirbys spurn the Sycamores and Alice breaks with Tony, changing the lives of the Kirby family. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines You'll love them all for giving you the swellest time you've ever had! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Vous ne l'emporterez pas avec vous (France)
  • Lebenskünstler (Germany)
  • Vive como quieras (Spain)
  • Ne mozes poneti sa sobom (Yugoslavia, Serbian title)
  • Não o Levarás Contigo (Portugal)
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  • 126 min
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Budget $1,644,736 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia 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. James Stewart noticed her crying, though he didn't know why, and would have boxes of candy to make her feel better. See more »
Goofs When Mr. Kirby wrestles Kolenkhov to the floor at the end of the movie, his glasses fall to the floor. In the next shot, as he sitting back in his chair, he is wearing his glasses again. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into High Hopes: The Capra Years (1981). See more »
Soundtracks Valse Brilliante Op. 34 No 2 See more »
Quotes Grandpa Martin Vanderhoff: Maybe it'd stop you trying to be so desperate about making more money than you can ever use? You can't take it with you, Mr. Kirby. So what good is it? As near as I can see, the only thing you can take with you is the love of your friends.
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