Take Her, She's Mine is a 1963 comedy film starring James Stewart and Sandra Dee based on the 1961 Broadway comedy written by Henry Ephron and Phoebe Ephron. The film was directed by Henry Koster with a screenplay by Nunnally Johnson. It also features an early film score by prolific composer Jerry Goldsmith. The character of Mollie, played by Elizabeth Ashley on Broadway and in the film by Sandra Dee, was based on the then 22-year-old Nora Ephron. Ashley's performance won her a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play and served as the launchpad for her career.

The original Broadway production of Take Her, She's Mine played at the Biltmore Theatre on Broadway and ran for 404 performances from December 21, 1961, to December 8, 1962. The roles played by Stewart, Dee and Audrey Meadows in the film version were played by Art Carney, Elizabeth Ashley and Phyllis Thaxter, respectively, in the stage version.


Take Her, She's Mine

A father is overprotective toward his teenage daughter as she leaves home to go to college and study abroad in Paris.

Film Cast

  • James Stewart as Frank Michaelson
  • Sandra Dee as Mollie Michaelson
  • Audrey Meadows as Anne Michaelson
  • Robert Morley as Mr. Pope-Jones
  • John McGiver as Hector G. Ivor
  • Bob Denver as coffeehouse singer
  • Philippe Forquet as Henri Bonnet
  • Monica Moran as Linda Lehman
  • Cynthia Pepper as Adele
  • Jenny Maxwell as Sarah
  • Charla Doherty as Liz Michaelson
  • Maurice Marsac as M. Bonnet
  • Marcel Hillaire as Policeman
  • Irene Tsu as Miss Wu
  • Charles Robinson as Stanley

Radio commercial

Take Her, She's Mine

On November 22, 1963, a promotional commercial featuring Sandra Dee was aired on KLIF Radio in Dallas, Texas following one of the first reports concerning the shootings of President John F. Kennedy and Texas Governor John Connally. Shortly after this commercial, KLIF suspended all regular programming and commercials for continuous developments which would evolve into the official announcement of Kennedy's death.


Take Her, She's Mine
  1. ^ Solomon, Aubrey. Twentieth Century Fox: A Corporate and Financial History (The Scarecrow Filmmakers Series). Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 1989. ISBN 978-0-8108-4244-1. p253
  2. ^ "Big Rental Pictures of 1964", Variety, 6 January 1965 p 39. Please note this figure is rentals accruing to distributors not total gross.
  3. ^ Clemmensen, Christian. Jerry Goldsmith (1929-2004) tribute at Filmtracks.com. Retrieved 2011-04-14.
  4. ^ "Take Her, She's Mine (1961). Internet Broadway Database. http://www.ibdb.com/production.php?id=2906. Retrieved 2012-08-24.
  5. ^ To Michaelson's annoyance, people repeatedly mistake him for "that, uh, actor" James Stewart. He laments that this has been happening "ever since Mr. Smith Goes to Washington came out."

External links

Take Her, She's Mine
  • Take Her, She's Mine at the American Film Institute Catalog
  • Take Her, She's Mine at the Internet Movie Database
  • Take Her, She's Mine at the TCM Movie Database
  • Take Her, She's Mine at AllMovie
  • Take Her, She's Mine at the Internet Broadway Database

Take Her, She's Mine

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