Mr. Deeds Goes to Town Movie Review 1936

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Typical Capra fare offers Cooper as small town Vermonter and philanthropic fellow Longfellow Deeds, who inherits $20 million and promptly donates it to the needy, which leads to a courtroom hearing on his sanity. He also manages to find time to fall in love with beautiful reporter and tough cookie, Babe Bennett (Arthur), who's determined to fathom the good guy's motivation. Superior entertainment. Based on Clarence Budington Kelland's story "Opera Hat."


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 118 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Comedy Drama, Adapted from a Story, Kindness of Strangers, Sanity Check, Front Page, Order in the Court, Inheritance
Robert Riskin
Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, Raymond Walburn, Walter Catlett, Lionel Stander, George Bancroft, H.B. Warner, Ruth Donnelly, Douglass Dumbrille, Margaret Seddon, Margaret McWade
Joseph Walker
Frank Capra


Oscars 1936: Director (Capra); N.Y. Film Critics 1936: Film.

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