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Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (12-Apr-1936)

Director: Frank Capra

Writer: Robert Riskin

From short story: Opera Hat by Clarence Budington Kelland

Keywords: Comedy, Inheritance

After a rich uncle dies, Longfellow Deeds, a simple man from Mandrake Falls, Vermont is the unexpected sole inheritor of a $20M estate in depression-era dollars. He travels to New York City where vultures peck at the inheritance, and he falls in love with a journalist who has inveigled her way into his life under false pretenses. Won Frank Capra the Best Director Oscar, also received nominations for four other Oscars including Best Actor, Best Picture and Best Screenplay.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jean Arthur
Actor
17-Oct-1900 19-Jun-1991 Only Angels Have Wings
George Bancroft
Actor
30-Sep-1882 2-Oct-1956 Thunderbolt
Walter Catlett
Actor
4-Feb-1889 14-Nov-1960 Bringing Up Baby
Gary Cooper
Actor
7-May-1901 14-May-1961 High Noon
Ruth Donnelly
Actor
17-May-1896 17-Nov-1982 A Slight Case of Murder
Douglass Dumbrille
Actor
13-Oct-1889 2-Apr-1974 The Three Musketeers
Lionel Stander
Actor
11-Jan-1908 30-Nov-1994 Chauffer Max on Hart to Hart
Raymond Walburn
Actor
9-Sep-1887 26-Jul-1969 Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
H. B. Warner
Actor
26-Oct-1875 21-Dec-1958 The King of Kings

CAST

Gary Cooper   ...   Longfellow Deeds (inherited a fortune)
with
Jean Arthur   ...   Babe Bennett (newspaper reporter)
and
George Bancroft   ...   MacWade
Lionel Stander   ...   Cornelius Cobb
Douglass Dumbrille   ...   John Cedar (lawyer)
Raymond Walburn   ...   Walter
H. B. Warner   ...   Judge May
Ruth Donnelly   ...   Mabel Dawson
Walter Catlett   ...   Morrow
John Wray   ...   Farmer

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