Mr. Deeds Goes to Town Poster

Release Date: January 20th, 1998

DVD Release Date: February 1st, 2000

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 55 min

Plot Summary
Longfellow Deeds (Gary Cooper), a resident of small-town Vermont, leads a simple life until he inherits a vast fortune from a late uncle. Soon, unscrupulous lawyer John Cedar (Douglas Dumbrille) brings Deeds to New York City, where the unassuming heir is the object of much media attention. When wily reporter Babe Bennett (Jean Arthur) gains the trust and affection of Deeds, she uses her position to publish condescending articles about him -- but are her feelings for him really that shallow?

Cast: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, George Bancroft, Lionel Stander, Douglas Dumbrille, Raymond Walburn, Margaret Matzenauer, H.B. Warner

Director: Frank Capra

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Columbia Pictures Corporation

Distributors: Columbia Pictures

Keywords: Small town, New York City, Amusing, 1930s, Rise, Charming, Love, Transformation, Spirited


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Nominated Writing (Screenplay)
Nominated Outstanding Production