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Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

"Rocking America with laughter!"

1936-04-09 Comedy 1hr 55m

Longfellow Deeds lives in a small town, leading a small town kind of life. When a relative dies and leaves Deeds a fortune, Longfellow moves to the big city where he becomes an instant target for everyone. Deeds outwits them all until Babe Bennett comes along. When small-town boy meets big-city girl anything can, and does, happen.

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Longfellow Deeds lives in a small town, leading a small town kind of life. When a relative dies and leaves Deeds a fortune, Longfellow moves to the big city where he becomes an instant target for everyone. Deeds outwits them all until Babe Bennett comes along. When small-town boy meets big-city girl anything can, and does, happen.

  • Released
    1936-04-09
  • Revenue
    n/a
  • Budget
    n/a
  • Runtime
    1hr 55m
  • Genre
    Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Status
    Released
  • Language
    English
  • imdb-logo
    7.8
  • Production
    Columbia Pictures

Crew

Frank Capra
Director
Robert Riskin
Screenplay
Frank Capra
Producer

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Cast

Gary Cooper

Gary Cooper

Longfellow Deeds
Jean Arthur

Jean Arthur

Babe Bennett
Lionel Stander

Lionel Stander

Cornelius Cobb
H.B. Warner

H.B. Warner

Judge May
Ruth Donnelly

Ruth Donnelly

Mabel Dawson
Stanley Andrews

Stanley Andrews

James Cedar (uncredited)
Irving Bacon

Irving Bacon

Frank (uncredited)
Hank Bell

Hank Bell

Unemployed Farmer in Line and Courtroom (uncredited)
Billy Bevan

Billy Bevan

Cabby (uncredited)
Spencer Charters

Spencer Charters

Mal (uncredited)
Dora Clement

Dora Clement

Party Guest (uncredited)
Gino Corrado

Gino Corrado

Strolling Violinist (uncredited)
George Cooper

George Cooper

Bob (uncredited)
Cecil Cunningham

Cecil Cunningham

Minor Role (uncredited)
Emma Dunn

Emma Dunn

Mrs. Meredith (uncredited)
Mary Lou Dix

Mary Lou Dix

Shop Girl (uncredited)
Ann Doran

Ann Doran

Girl on Bus (uncredited)
Muriel Evans

Muriel Evans

Theresa (uncredited)
Bess Flowers

Bess Flowers

Minor Role (uncredited)
Charles K. French

Charles K. French

Unemployed Farmer (uncredited)
Edward Gargan

Edward Gargan

Bodyguard (uncredited)
George 'Gabby' Hayes

George 'Gabby' Hayes

Farmer's Spokesman (uncredited)
Arthur Hoyt

Arthur Hoyt

Budington (uncredited)
Paul Hurst

Paul Hurst

1st Deputy (uncredited)
Edward Keane

Edward Keane

Board Member (uncredited)
Charles Lane

Charles Lane

Hallor (uncredited)
Edward LeSaint

Edward LeSaint

Dr. Fosdick (uncredited)
Warren Hymer

Warren Hymer

Bodyguard (uncredited)
Edwin Maxwell

Edwin Maxwell

Douglas (uncredited)
Lafe McKee

Lafe McKee

Unemployed Farmer in Line and Courtroom (uncredited)
Frank McLure

Frank McLure

Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
George Meeker

George Meeker

Henneberry (uncredited)
Mayo Methot

Mayo Methot

Mrs. Semple (uncredited)
James Millican

James Millican

Interne (uncredited)
Bert Moorhouse

Bert Moorhouse

Reporter (uncredited)
Jack Mower

Jack Mower

Reporter (uncredited)
Louis Natheaux

Louis Natheaux

Waiter (uncredited)
Dennis O'Keefe

Dennis O'Keefe

Courtroom Reporter (uncredited)
Bud Osborne

Bud Osborne

Unemployed Farmer in Line and Courtroom (uncredited)
Franklin Pangborn

Franklin Pangborn

The Tailor (uncredited)
Barnett Parker

Barnett Parker

Butler (uncredited)
William Phillips

William Phillips

Cameraman (uncredited)
Paul Porcasi

Paul Porcasi

Italian Opera Board Member (uncredited)
Christian Rub

Christian Rub

Christian Jenson (uncredited)
Hal Price

Hal Price

Policeman (uncredited)
Charles C. Wilson

Charles C. Wilson

County Hospital Guard (uncredited)
Steve Clark

Steve Clark

Reporter (uncredited)
Pierre Watkin

Pierre Watkin

Arthur Cedar (uncredited)
Gustav von Seyffertitz

Gustav von Seyffertitz

Dr. Emile Von Hallor (uncredited)
Jameson Thomas

Jameson Thomas

Mr. Semple (uncredited)
John Tyrrell

John Tyrrell

Reporter (uncredited)
Frank Austin

Frank Austin

George Rankin (uncredited)
John W. Austin

John W. Austin

Party Guest (uncredited)
Louise Bates

Louise Bates

Minor Role (uncredited)
Bobbie Beal

Bobbie Beal

Chorine (uncredited)
Georgie Billings

Georgie Billings

Little Boy (uncredited)
John Binns

John Binns

Old Lawyer (uncredited)
Wyrley Birch

Wyrley Birch

Psychiatrist (uncredited)
Beatrice Blinn

Beatrice Blinn

Assistant Secretary (uncredited)
Katherine Block

Katherine Block

Nurse (uncredited)
Sammy Blum

Sammy Blum

Reporter (uncredited)
Joe Bordeaux

Joe Bordeaux

Minor Role (uncredited)
Harry C. Bradley

Harry C. Bradley

Anderson (uncredited)
Charles Brinley

Charles Brinley

Farmer (uncredited)
Hal Budlong

Hal Budlong

Elevator Man (uncredited)
Vera Burnett

Vera Burnett

Minor Role (uncredited)
Fred Cady

Fred Cady

Farmer (uncredited)
Mary Jane Carey

Mary Jane Carey

Minor Role (uncredited)
James Carlisle

James Carlisle

Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Jack Cheatham

Jack Cheatham

Policeman (uncredited)
Jack Rube Clifford

Jack Rube Clifford

Court Policeman (uncredited)
James Conaty

James Conaty

Auditor (uncredited)
Charles Conrad

Charles Conrad

Reporter (uncredited)
Georgie Cooper

Georgie Cooper

Party Guest (uncredited)
Thomas A. Curran

Thomas A. Curran

Party Guest (uncredited)
Beatrice Curtis

Beatrice Curtis

Secretary (uncredited)
Boyd Davis

Boyd Davis

Young Lawyer (uncredited)
Helen Dickson

Helen Dickson

Party Guest (uncredited)
Rita Donlin

Rita Donlin

Minor Role (uncredited)
Walter Downing

Walter Downing

Farmer (uncredited)
Tex Driscoll

Tex Driscoll

Farmer (uncredited)
Adabelle Driver

Adabelle Driver

Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Paul Everton

Paul Everton

Farmer (uncredited)
Florence Dudley

Florence Dudley

Party Guest (uncredited)
Bobby Dunn

Bobby Dunn

Minor Role (uncredited)
Peter Duray

Peter Duray

Minor Role (uncredited)
Janet Eastman

Janet Eastman

Shop Girl (uncredited)
Oliver Eckhardt

Oliver Eckhardt

Dr. Emerson (uncredited)
Jay Eaton

Jay Eaton

Writer (uncredited)
Carlton Griffin

Carlton Griffin

Party Guest (uncredited)
Adolph Faylauer

Adolph Faylauer

Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Robert Ellsworth

Robert Ellsworth

Policeman (uncredited)
Juanita Fletcher

Juanita Fletcher

Minor Role (uncredited)
Octavio Giraud

Octavio Giraud

Farmer (uncredited)
Jack Hatfield

Jack Hatfield

Reporter (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton

Chuck Hamilton

Policeman (uncredited)
Sherry Hall

Sherry Hall

Charlie (uncredited)
Frank Hammond

Frank Hammond

Information Booth Man (uncredited)
Sam Harris

Sam Harris

Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Beth Hartman

Beth Hartman

Party Guest (uncredited)
Ralph McCullough

Ralph McCullough

Reporter (uncredited)
Althea Henley

Althea Henley

Minor Role (uncredited)
Al Herman

Al Herman

Reporter (uncredited)
Harry Holden

Harry Holden

Courtroom Guard (uncredited)
Charles Herzinger

Charles Herzinger

Minor Role (uncredited)
Lew Hicks

Lew Hicks

Chuck Collins (uncredited)
Fay Holderness

Fay Holderness

Nurse (uncredited)
Frank Holliday

Frank Holliday

Mr. Dodsworth (uncredited)
Gladden James

Gladden James

Court Clerk (uncredited)
Eddie Kane

Eddie Kane

Brookfield (uncredited)
William Irving

William Irving

Writer (uncredited)
Arthur Stuart Hull

Arthur Stuart Hull

Party Guest (uncredited)
Alphonse Martell

Alphonse Martell

Headwaiter (uncredited)
Frederick Lee

Frederick Lee

Minor Role (uncredited)
Stella LeSaint

Stella LeSaint

Party Guest (uncredited)
James B. Leong

James B. Leong

Chinese Chauffeur (uncredited)
Mike Lally

Mike Lally

Reporter (uncredited)
Lillian Lawrence

Lillian Lawrence

Minor Role (uncredited)
Ann Kunde

Ann Kunde

Minor Role (uncredited)
Margarete Matzenauer

Margarete Matzenauer

Madame Pomponi (uncredited)
Margaret McWade

Margaret McWade

Amy Faulkner (uncredited)
Robert Milasch

Robert Milasch

Farmer (uncredited)
Harold Miller

Harold Miller

Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Patricia Monroe

Patricia Monroe

Hat Check Girl (uncredited)
Gene Morgan

Gene Morgan

Waiter (uncredited)
Edwin Mordant

Edwin Mordant

Board Member (uncredited)
Jack Montgomery

Jack Montgomery

Farmer (uncredited)
Edmund Mortimer

Edmund Mortimer

Party Guest (uncredited)
John T. Murray

John T. Murray

Writer (uncredited)
Henry Norton

Henry Norton

Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor

Frank O'Connor

Train Conductor (uncredited)
Vessey O'Davoren

Vessey O'Davoren

Party Guest (uncredited)
Broderick O'Farrell

Broderick O'Farrell

Minor Role (uncredited)
Peggy Page

Peggy Page

Cigarette Girl (uncredited)
Ethel Palmer

Ethel Palmer

Governess (uncredited)
George Pauncefort

George Pauncefort

Board Member (uncredited)
Gertrude Pedlar

Gertrude Pedlar

Party Guest (uncredited)
John Picorri

John Picorri

Board Member (uncredited)
Richard Powell

Richard Powell

Reporter (uncredited)
Arthur Rankin

Arthur Rankin

Reporter (uncredited)
Ky Robinson

Ky Robinson

Deputy (uncredited)
Frederick Roland

Frederick Roland

Board Member (uncredited)
Adrian Rosley

Adrian Rosley

Italian Interpreter (uncredited)
Lillian Ross

Lillian Ross

Hat Check Girl (uncredited)
Anne Schaefer

Anne Schaefer

Minor Role (uncredited)
Margaret Seddon

Margaret Seddon

Jane Faulkner (uncredited)
Harvey Shepherd

Harvey Shepherd

Interne (uncredited)
Antrim Short

Antrim Short

Reporter (uncredited)
Lee Shumway

Lee Shumway

Bailiff (uncredited)
S.S. Simon

S.S. Simon

Farmer (uncredited)
Kay Smith

Kay Smith

Minor Role (uncredited)
Pat Somerset

Pat Somerset

Minor Role (uncredited)
Harry Stafford

Harry Stafford

Board Member (uncredited)
Larry Steers

Larry Steers

Party Guest (uncredited)
Bert Stevens

Bert Stevens

Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan

Brick Sullivan

Policeman (uncredited)
Charles Sullivan

Charles Sullivan

Beatle Puss (uncredited)
Peggy Terry

Peggy Terry

Minor Role (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel

Dale Van Sickel

Lawyer (uncredited)
Ellinor Vanderveer

Ellinor Vanderveer

Party Guest (uncredited)
Bess Wade

Bess Wade

Minor Role (uncredited)
Pauline Wagner

Pauline Wagner

Phone Operator (uncredited)
Larry Wheat

Larry Wheat

Clerk (uncredited)
Lee Willard

Lee Willard

Businessman (uncredited)
Jack Wise

Jack Wise

Courtroom Reporter (uncredited)
Florence Wix

Florence Wix

Minor Role (uncredited)

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A Review by barrymost 7

Written by barrymost on 2019-10-16

An unassuming poet from a small town called Mandrake Falls who suddenly inherits twenty million dollars is certainly fair game for every swi... read more

An unassuming poet from a small town called Mandrake Falls who suddenly inherits twenty million dollars is certainly fair game for every swindler, crooked businessman, and reporter in New York. Especially one very clever and witty newswoman named Babe Bennett, played by the great Jean Arthur. I must admit, I'm still rather indifferent towards Gary Cooper, but his performance in this wasn't bad, and I'm sure would please his fans. But Jean Arthur is consistently wonderful in every movie I've seen her in. The script is full of witty, intelligent dialogue, as well as the usual trademark Capra themes. The courtroom scenes in the last half of the movie are the best part. Far from my favorite Frank Capra film, but still enjoyable. Would I recommend? Yes, for the most part. Just didn't fully "click" with me personally, though.

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A Review by barrymost

An unassuming poet from a small town called Mandrake Falls who suddenly inherits twenty million dollars is certainly fair game for every swindler, crooked businessman, and reporter in New York. Especially one very clever and witty newswoma...

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A Review by barrymost 7

Written by barrymost on 2019-10-16

An unassuming poet from a small town called Mandrake Falls who suddenly inherits twenty million dollars is certainly fair game for every swindler, crooked businessman, and reporter in New York. Espec...

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