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You Can't Take It With You Scene 7

Scene 7

Scene 7

  • And now we're in a car with Tony and Alice on their way to the ballet.
  • Tony thinks her family is awesome. They talk about how everyone in her family does just what they want.
  • Grandpa apparently makes his money by appraising stamp collections.
  • They stop off from the ballet in order to sit on a park bench and kiss. Ah, young love.
  • They talk about how people would be happy if only they weren't afraid to pursue their dreams.
  • So Tony suddenly leaps up and runs off to become a pirate.
  • The end.
  • No, actually, that doesn't happen. Instead he just sits there and talks about how he wanted to figure out solar energy when he was in college.
  • (Pirating would be more fun.)
  • His old buddy Bob Smith wanted to do solar energy stuff too, but he has a wife and kids… so instead he's selling automobiles.
  • Tony is in banking, of course, which he doesn't much like, but the Kirbys have always done banking.
  • Then a troupe of street musician kids show up and the couple stop talking seriously and do a dance number. Capra's the kind of director who's always willing to stop things for a dance number.
  • Tony pins a sign saying "nuts" to Alice's back, and then the kids and Tony and Alice are run off by a cop.

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