Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A simple, small town man inherits a massive fortune, making him the target for scammers and publicity-seekers. Overwhelmed by the turn his life has taken, and awoken to another use for his new-found fortune, he makes a momentous decision.
Although Frank Capra always boasted that he never went over budget, this came in five percent over budget, mainly because he shot from more different angles than he had on his earlier films.
They got you down as a sap!
Longfellow Deeds: I think I'll go down and punch this editor in the nose.
Cornelius Cobb: No you don't! Get this clear: socking people in the nose is no solution - for anything.
Longfellow Deeds: Sometimes it's the only solution.
Cornelius Cobb: Not editors! Take my word for it. Not ...
When Jean Arthur first goes to the witness stand in the trial scene, she is carrying a small purse. When, by the order of the judge, she returns to her seat, she does not bring the purse back with her.
While she does walk back to the seat without her purse, right after she sits down the bailiff places the purse next to her.
Winthrop Oliver Warner (a studio musician) actually played the tuba for the film.
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