An "everyman" inherits a fortune but is surprised by the culture of his upper class peers.
Frank Capra must have had the most simplistic ideas about wealth and morality. Between this film and You Can't Take It with You, Capra's economic philosophy must begin and end wi...
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: 497 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?
January 7, 2014fb721890245
A very cool Capra film that has the usual questioning of the purpose of life with good heartwarming moments. I don't even want to speculate on what the Adam Sandler remake provides. Gary Cooper in one of the few performances in which he is not annoying.
April 24, 2010
Kind of boring. I wasn't a huge fan.
November 20, 2008
A good Capra classic.
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