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You Can't Take It with You (1979)

Not Rated | | Comedy | TV Movie 16 May 1979
Emmy winner Jean Stapleton and Academy Award winner Art Carney star in the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart about a slightly daft family who do exactly as they please.


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Moss Hart (play), George S. Kaufman (play) | 1 more credit »
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Stapleton ... Penny Sycamore
Barry Bostwick ... Anthony Kirby, Jr.
Blythe Danner ... Alice Sycamore
Marla Gibbs ... Rheba
Howard Hesseman ... Wilbur C. Henderson
Polly Holliday ... Miriam Kirby
Beth Howland ... Essie Carmichael
Robert Mandan ... Anthony Kirby
Kenneth Mars ... Mr. Kolenkhov
Harry Morgan ... Mr. DePinna
Mildred Natwick ... Grand Duchess Olga Katrina
Tim Reid ... Donald
Eugene Roche ... Paul Sycamore
Paul Sand ... Ed Carmichael
Joyce Van Patten ... Miss Wellington


Emmy winner Jean Stapleton and Academy Award winner Art Carney star in the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart about a slightly daft family who do exactly as they please.

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The original Broadway production of "You Can't Take It With You" by George S. Kaufman opened at the Booth Theater in New York City on December 14, 1936, ran for eight hundred thirty-eight performances and won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1937. See more »


Version of You Can't Take It with You (1945) See more »

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Nutty, lovable family
26 April 2015 | by nirbok085See all my reviews

This is the absolutely best adaptation of the play I've ever seen. I've had the play itself in hardcover (don't know where it is now) for over 50 years, and have loved it for that long. This is the only version I've ever seen that was completely true to the stage play (all the dialogue, etc.) There was a pretty good version with Jason Robards years ago, but they added some dialogue to that one. This is perfect. No missing scenes. Dialogue true to the original. Perfect casting. Who better than Jean Stapleton could have ever played Penny? Blythe Danner has been one of my favorite actresses since 1776 (the show, not the year).

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