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She Couldn't Take It

Directed by Tay Garnett
1935    77m    Not Rated
6.4
The wealthy Van Dyke family are constantly in the media for outrageous behavior, much to the frustration of patriarch Dan Van Dyke. His self-centered, bubble-headed wife has a fondness for foreign imports, including "pet projects" like dancers and such. His spoiled children Tony and Carol have constant run-ins with the law. When Dan himself ends up in the clink for five years for tax evasion, he becomes bunk-mates with ex-bootlegger Joe "Spots" Ricardi. Ricardi lectures him on being such a push-over for an out-of-control family, so a dying Dan makes Ricardi his estate trustee once he is released from prison. Ricardi is thrust into high society and must do everything he once nagged Dan to do in order to bring the unruly brats under control. This is even more difficult than it seems as Carol defies him at every turn, and his old gang is trying to get him back in the business.
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Cast of She Couldn't Take It
  • George RaftJoe "Spot" Ricardi
  • Joan BennettCarol Van Dyke
  • Walter ConnollyDaniel Van Dyke
  • Billie BurkeMrs. Daniel Van Dyke
  • Lloyd NolanTex
  • Wallace Ford"Fingers" Boston
  • James BlakeleyTony Van Dyke
  • Alan MowbrayAlan Bartlett
  • William TannenCesar
  • Donald MeekUncle Wyndersham
  • Stanley AndrewsAttorney Wyndersham
  • Frank AustinRailroad Attendant
  • Irving BaconMan at Toll Gate
  • C.A. BeckmanTraffic Cop
  • Wyrley BirchDr. Schaeffer
  • Stark BishopPrisoner
  • Walter BrennanPeddler
  • James P. BurtisMotorcycle Cop
  • Joc CliveReporter
  • Heinie ConklinWaiter
  • Frank ConroyHenry Raleigh
  • Tom CostelloReporter
  • Kernan CrippsGuard
  • Jack DaleyDistrict Attorney's Man
  • Peppino DallalicDon
  • Carrie DaumeryDowager Party Guest
  • Edgar DearingPrecint 5 Policeman
  • John Webb DillionPrisoner
  • Nadine DoreGirl
  • Jack DuffyFarmer
  • Frank FanningWarden
  • Al FergusonPrisoner
  • Emily FitzroyParty Guest
  • Bess FlowersParty Guest at Car Exhibition
  • Gladys GaleParty Guest
  • Jack GardnerReporter
  • Grace GoodallParty Guest
  • Mack GrayIke
  • Harrison GreeneSpieler
  • Eddie GribbonDetective
  • Thurston HallParty Guest
  • Jack HolmesPrison Doctor
  • Maynard HolmesEdgar
  • Arthur Stuart HullParty Guest at Car Exhibition
  • Olaf HyttenVan Dyke Butler
  • John IncePrison Official
  • Thomas E. JacksonSpieler at Car Exhibition
  • Tom KennedySlugs
  • James B. 'Pop' KentonFarmer
  • Donald KerrSailor
  • Edith KingdonParty Guest
  • Mike LallyPhotographer
  • Frank LaRuePrisoner
  • W.E. LawrencePhotographer
  • Ivan LebedeffCount
  • Maxine LewisCrooner
  • Lois LindsayParty Guest
  • George LloydPrison Turnkey
  • Stanley MackReporter
  • Frank MarlowePrisoner
  • George McKayRed
  • Robert MiddlemassDesk Sergeant
  • Gene MorganPrecint 5 Policeman
  • Joseph NorthButler
  • Ted OliverMotorcycle Cop
  • Franklin PangbornSpot's Secretary
  • Walter PerryPrisoner
  • Lee PhelpsBailiff
  • Lon PoffJudge
  • Victor PotelFarmer
  • Paul PowerPrisoner
  • John QuillanBellboy
  • Arthur RankinParty Guest
  • Frank RiceMilkman
  • Loren RiebeHuman Fly
  • Ky RobinsonMotorcycle Cop
  • Phillip RonaldeWaiter
  • Henry RoquemoreParty Guest
  • Oscar RudolphNewsboy
  • Charles SherlockReporter
  • Antrim ShortReporter
  • Charles SullivanState Trooper
  • Henry SylvesterStage Manager
  • Ray TurnerJanitor
  • Emmett VoganReporter
  • Raymond WalburnParty Guest
  • Walter WalkerJudge
  • George WebbEditor
  • Billy WestReporter
  • Huey WhiteEddie Gore
  • Robert WilberPrisoner

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