Take Her, She's Mine

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Take Her, She's Mine
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Lobby card
Directed by Henry Koster
Produced by Henry Koster
Written by Henry Ephron (play)
Phoebe Ephron (play)
Nunnally Johnson
Starring James Stewart
Sandra Dee
Music by Jerry Goldsmith
Cinematography Lucien Ballard
Edited by Marjorie Fowler
Distributed by 20th Century-Fox
Release dates
November 13, 1963
Running time
98 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $2,435,000[1]
Box office est. $3,400,000 (US/ Canada)[2]

Take Her, She's Mine is a 1961 Broadway comedy written by Henry Ephron and Phoebe Ephron which was adapted into a 1963 comedy film starring James Stewart and Sandra Dee with a screenplay by Nunnally Johnson. The movie version was directed by Henry Koster and also features an early film score by prolific composer Jerry Goldsmith.[3] 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.[4]


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

Film Cast[edit]

Radio commercial[edit]

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.


  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."

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