Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)

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A simple small-town man inherits a massive fortune and is immediately hounded by those who wish to take advantage of him.


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  • Jean Arthur and George Bancroft in Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
  • Jean Arthur and George Bancroft in Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
  • Gary Cooper in Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
  • Gary Cooper and Jean Arthur in Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
  • Gary Cooper and Jean Arthur in Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
  • Gary Cooper and Jean Arthur in Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)

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12 December 2002 | tfrizzell
A Pure Heart and Strong Morals Are the True Keys to Happiness.
Frank Capra (Oscar-winning for directing) created one of the earlier Hollywood masterpieces with "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town". The film follows a good-hearted small-town Vermont man (Oscar-nominee Gary Cooper) who inherits a fortune from a relative he never knew. Now he must go to New York and take over his late uncle's estate, but he must also contend with a whole host of opportunistic bigwigs who want to take advantage of Cooper's kindness. Cooper is not as slow-witted as he appears though as he seems to outsmart all those around him. When reporter Jean Arthur comes along, Cooper falls hard for her and lets his guard down and forgetting himself, he may lose a part of himself that is priceless. Frank Capra dominated the 1930s and 1940s with life-affirming productions that were just simple human stories that would always strike emotional nerves for the audience. "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town" is no exception. The remake should cause many to check this one out. This one stands up much higher than Adam Sandler's under-achiever. 5 stars out of 5.

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