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.
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