Mr. Deeds Goes To Town

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When a small-town idealist (Gary Cooper) goes to New York to collect a twenty million dollar inheritance, he finds romance with wisecracking journalist Jean Arthur, becomes the target of ruthless businessmen and relatives, and finally decides to give... read more
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When a small-town idealist (Gary Cooper) goes to New York to collect a twenty million dollar inheritance, he finds romance with wisecracking journalist Jean Arthur, becomes the target of ruthless businessmen and relatives, and finally decides to give his fortune away because it's so much trouble. This milestone film is one of the most charming and best-loved romantic comedies ever made.

Original Release

04/09/1936

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Directors

Frank Capra

Writers

Robert Riskin, Clarence Budington Kelland

Cast

Gary Cooper Longfellow Deeds
Jean Arthur Babe Bennett
Lionel Stander Cornelius Cobb
Raymond Walburn Walter
Walter Catlett Morrow
George Bancroft MacWade
Douglass Dumbrille John Cedar
H.B. Warner Judge May
Ruth Donnelly Mabel Dawson
John Wray Farmer
Stanley Andrews James Cedar (uncredited)
Irving Bacon Frank (uncredited)
Hank Bell Unemployed Farmer in Line and Courtroom (uncredited)
Billy Bevan Cabby (uncredited)
Spencer Charters Mal (uncredited)
Dora Clement Party Guest (uncredited)
Gino Corrado Strolling Violinist (uncredited)
George Cooper Bob (uncredited)
Cecil Cunningham Minor Role (uncredited)
Emma Dunn Mrs. Meredith (uncredited)

Producers

Frank Capra Producer

Editors

Gene Havlick

1937 Oscar Best Picture Nominated
1937 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1937 Oscar Best Director Won
1937 Oscar Best Writing, Screenplay Nominated
1937 Oscar Best Sound, Recording Nominated
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