Mr. Deeds Goes to Town


Mr. Deeds Goes to Town Review

Frank Capra's story of a simple man who inherits vast wealth has become a commonly-copied tale, but the tedium of Mr. Deeds Goes to Town outweighs its message of freedom and charity. Gary Cooper is dry as dust (despite being "eccentric" -- he plays the tuba!), and Jean Arthur makes no impression as the reporter who hustles him to get the inside scoop. I realize it's heresy, but the story just needs some life. Frankly, I can't imagine the upcoming Adam Sandler version could do any worse.
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

Facts and Figures

Run time: 115 mins

In Theaters: Sunday 12th April 1936

Distributed by: Columbia Pictures

Production compaines: Columbia Pictures

Reviews 2.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Fresh: 16 Rotten: 1

IMDB: 8.0 / 10

Cast & Crew



Starring: as Longfellow Deeds, as Babe Bennett, as MacWade, as Cornelius Cobb, as John Cedar, as Walter, H.B. Warner as Judge May, Ruth Donnelly as Mabel Dawson, as Morrow, as Farmer, Billy Bevan as Cabby (uncredited), Wyrley Birch as Psychiatrist (uncredited), Gino Corrado as Strolling Violinist (uncredited), as Girl on Bus (uncredited), George 'Gabby' Hayes as Farmer's Spokesman (uncredited), Charles Lane as Hallor (uncredited), Edwin Maxwell as Douglas (uncredited), Frank McClure as Nightclub Patron (uncredited), as Mr. Semple (uncredited), Mayo Methot as Mrs. Semple (uncredited), as The Tailor (uncredited), Margaret McWade as Amy Faulkner (uncredited), Margaret Seddon as Jane Faulkner (uncredited), Gustav von Seyffertitz as Dr. Emile Von Hallor (uncredited), as Arthur Cedar (uncredited), Stanley Andrews as James Cedar (uncredited)

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