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Take Her, She's Mine
Director: Henry Koster (Dir)
Release Date:   1963
Premiere Information:   New York opening: 13 Nov 1963
Duration (in mins):   98
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Cast:   James Stewart (Frank Michaelson)  
    Sandra Dee (Mollie Michaelson)  
    Audrey Meadows (Anne Michaelson)  
    Robert Morley (Pope-Jones)  
    Philippe Forquet (Henri Bonnet)  
    John McGiver (Hector G. Ivor)  
    Bob Denver (Alex)  
    Monica Moran (Linda)  
    Cynthia Pepper (Adele)  
    Jenny Maxwell (Sarah)  
    Maurice Marsac (Monsieur Bonnet)  
    Irene Tsu (Miss Wu)  
    Charla Doherty (Liz Michaelson)  
    Marcel Hillaire (First policeman)  
    Charles Robinson (Stanley)  
    Janine Grandel (Madame Bonnet)  

Summary: When lawyer Frank Michaelson and his wife, Anne, send their daughter, Mollie, to college, they soon discover that boys are not the only danger to her reputation. She soon becomes involved with beatnik folksingers and "Ban the Bomb" demonstrators, and Frank finds himself in several humiliating situations when attempting to help her. Matters are made worse when Mollie goes to Paris on an art scholarship. Seeing in Life magazine that Henri, a young artist, is painting her in the style of Picasso, Frank flies to France, but in Paris he only causes more confusion when he is accidentally arrested in a police raid on a shady bistro. Mollie finally confesses her love for Henri and introduces him to her harassed father at a costume ball; all goes well until Frank's Daniel Boone costume disintegrates, and he falls into the Seine. But true love triumphs over petty adversities, and the young couple are married. Frank returns home to begin worrying about his younger daughter, Liz. 

Production Company: Twentieth Century--Fox Film Corp.  
Director: Henry Koster (Dir)
  Joseph E. Rickards (Asst dir)
Producer: Henry Koster (Prod)
Writer: Nunnally Johnson (Scr)
Photography: Lucien Ballard (Dir of photog)
Art Direction: Jack Martin Smith (Art dir)
  Malcolm Brown (Art dir)
Film Editor: Marjorie Fowler (Film ed)
Set Decoration: Walter M. Scott (Set dec)
  Stuart A. Reiss (Set dec)
Costumes: Travilla (Gowns des)
Music: Jerry Goldsmith (Mus)
  Arthur Morton (Orch)
Sound: W. D. Flick (Sd)
  Elmer Raguse (Sd)
Special Effects: L. B. Abbott (Spec photog eff)
  Emil Kosa Jr. (Spec photog eff)
Make Up: Ben Nye (Makeup)
  Margaret Donovan (Hairstyles)
Country: United States

Source Text: Based on the play Take Her, She's Mine by Phoebe Ephron, Henry Ephron (New York, 21 Dec 1961).
Authors: Henry Ephron
  Phoebe Ephron

Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
Twentieth Century--Fox Film Corp. 3/11/1963 dd/mm/yyyy LP26784

Physical Properties: col: De Luxe
  Sd: Westrex
  Widescreen/ratio: CinemaScope

 
Genre: Romantic comedy
 
Subjects (Major): Life (Magazine)
  Adolescence
  Artists
  Atomic bomb
  Beatniks
  Bistros
  College life
  Fatherhood
  Lawyers
  Masked balls
  Paris (France)
  Pablo Picasso
  Police
  Scholarships
  Seine River (France)
  Singers

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