When a car crash ends the life of a fabulously wealthy patron of the arts, the decedent's $20,000,000 fortune is inherited by one Longfellow Deeds (Gary Cooper) of Mandrake Falls, Vermont. Already a r... read more
DVD Release Date: February 15, 2000
Stats: 483 reviews
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November 13, 2011fb1664868775
Another inspiring tale from the master. Gary Cooper is brilliant.
June 15, 2011
God, I loved this movie! Not only is Mr. Deeds Goes to Town yet another of Frank Capra's best works but it manages to do what every other great Frank Capra movie does -- restores my faith in humanity, gets me teary-eyed and has me clapping at the end. Admittedly I was on the fenc...
June 9, 2011
What a great classic film! Gary Cooper and Jean Arthur are absolutely perfect!
September 15, 2010
If you've seen Mr. Deeds, the one with Sandler, you should really see the original movie with Cooper. Arthur is such a great actress, and she's great in this movie too. The movie is funny, realistic, and insightful, much more so than the remake which was just stupid.
April 13, 2010
The creation of the romantic comedy as we know it, Capra's classic is now the format it seems for every Rom-com made ever since. Don't watch them though, watch this instead, the first, the best. There is a theory going around that there are actually only 7 story-lines in cinema, ...
April 4, 2008
So much better then I was expecting!
A really funny, touching and surprising film that just makes you smile! One of Capra's best.
Does anyone think Daniel Craig stole his DNA from Gary Cooper?
March 7, 2012
Don't let the Adam Sandler film fool you Mr. Deeds Goes to Town is a charming and quaint little film and vintage Capra. A "pixified" young small-town man has inherited a large fortune. He ventures to the big city and a culture class of high society vs. low society plus big city...
April 24, 2010
Kind of boring. I wasn't a huge fan.
November 20, 2008
A good Capra classic.
December 18, 2010
Good Movie, Stupid Ending!
The movie is perfectly fine until you get to the ending! [Spoiler Alert] When they haul Gary Cooper into court because he is supposedly crazy for giving away his money is just plain dumb! It sets up an impossibly silly and cornball ending that undoe...
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