Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

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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Film Cast:

  • Longfellow Deeds: Gary Cooper
  • Babe Bennett: Jean Arthur
  • MacWade: George Bancroft
  • Cornelius Cobb: Lionel Stander
  • John Cedar: Douglass Dumbrille
  • Walter: Raymond Walburn
  • Judge May: H.B. Warner
  • Mabel Dawson: Ruth Donnelly
  • Morrow: Walter Catlett
  • Farmer: John Wray
  • James Cedar (uncredited): Stanley Andrews
  • Frank (uncredited): Irving Bacon
  • Unemployed Farmer in Line and Courtroom (uncredited): Hank Bell
  • Cabby (uncredited): Billy Bevan
  • Mal (uncredited): Spencer Charters
  • Party Guest (uncredited): Dora Clement
  • Strolling Violinist (uncredited): Gino Corrado
  • Bob (uncredited): George Cooper
  • Minor Role (uncredited): Cecil Cunningham
  • Mrs. Meredith (uncredited): Emma Dunn
  • Shop Girl (uncredited): Mary Lou Dix
  • Girl on Bus (uncredited): Ann Doran
  • Theresa (uncredited): Muriel Evans
  • Minor Role (uncredited): Bess Flowers
  • Unemployed Farmer (uncredited): Charles K. French
  • Bodyguard (uncredited): Edward Gargan
  • Farmer’s Spokesman (uncredited): George ‘Gabby’ Hayes
  • Budington (uncredited): Arthur Hoyt
  • 1st Deputy (uncredited): Paul Hurst
  • Board Member (uncredited): Edward Keane
  • Hallor (uncredited): Charles Lane
  • Dr. Fosdick (uncredited): Edward LeSaint
  • Bodyguard (uncredited): Warren Hymer
  • Douglas (uncredited): Edwin Maxwell
  • Unemployed Farmer in Line and Courtroom (uncredited): Lafe McKee
  • Nightclub Patron (uncredited): Frank McLure
  • Henneberry (uncredited): George Meeker
  • Mrs. Semple (uncredited): Mayo Methot
  • Interne (uncredited): James Millican
  • Reporter (uncredited): Bert Moorhouse
  • Reporter (uncredited): Jack Mower
  • Waiter (uncredited): Louis Natheaux
  • Courtroom Reporter (uncredited): Dennis O’Keefe
  • Unemployed Farmer in Line and Courtroom (uncredited): Bud Osborne
  • The Tailor (uncredited): Franklin Pangborn
  • Butler (uncredited): Barnett Parker
  • Cameraman (uncredited): William Phillips
  • Italian Opera Board Member (uncredited): Paul Porcasi
  • Christian Jenson (uncredited): Christian Rub
  • Policeman (uncredited): Hal Price
  • County Hospital Guard (uncredited): Charles C. Wilson
  • Reporter (uncredited): Steve Clark
  • Arthur Cedar (uncredited): Pierre Watkin
  • Dr. Emile Von Hallor (uncredited): Gustav von Seyffertitz
  • Mr. Semple (uncredited): Jameson Thomas
  • Reporter (uncredited): John Tyrrell
  • George Rankin (uncredited): Frank Austin
  • Party Guest (uncredited): John W. Austin
  • Minor Role (uncredited): Louise Bates
  • Chorine (uncredited): Bobbie Beal
  • Little Boy (uncredited): Georgie Billings
  • Old Lawyer (uncredited): John Binns
  • Psychiatrist (uncredited): Wyrley Birch
  • Assistant Secretary (uncredited): Beatrice Blinn
  • Nurse (uncredited): Katherine Block
  • Reporter (uncredited): Sammy Blum
  • Minor Role (uncredited): Joe Bordeaux
  • Anderson (uncredited): Harry C. Bradley
  • Farmer (uncredited): Charles Brinley
  • Elevator Man (uncredited): Hal Budlong
  • Minor Role (uncredited): Vera Burnett
  • Farmer (uncredited): Fred Cady
  • Minor Role (uncredited): Mary Jane Carey
  • Nightclub Patron (uncredited): James Carlisle
  • Policeman (uncredited): Jack Cheatham
  • Court Policeman (uncredited): Jack Rube Clifford
  • Auditor (uncredited): James Conaty
  • Reporter (uncredited): Charles Conrad
  • Party Guest (uncredited): Georgie Cooper
  • Party Guest (uncredited): Thomas A. Curran
  • Secretary (uncredited): Beatrice Curtis
  • Young Lawyer (uncredited): Boyd Davis
  • Party Guest (uncredited): Helen Dickson
  • Minor Role (uncredited): Rita Donlin
  • Farmer (uncredited): Walter Downing
  • Farmer (uncredited): Tex Driscoll
  • Courtroom Spectator (uncredited): Adabelle Driver
  • Farmer (uncredited): Paul Everton
  • Party Guest (uncredited): Florence Dudley
  • Minor Role (uncredited): Bobby Dunn
  • Minor Role (uncredited): Peter Duray
  • Shop Girl (uncredited): Janet Eastman
  • Dr. Emerson (uncredited): Oliver Eckhardt
  • Writer (uncredited): Jay Eaton
  • Party Guest (uncredited): Carlton Griffin
  • Nightclub Patron (uncredited): Adolph Faylauer
  • Policeman (uncredited): Robert Ellsworth
  • Minor Role (uncredited): Juanita Fletcher
  • Farmer (uncredited): Octavio Giraud
  • Reporter (uncredited): Jack Hatfield
  • Policeman (uncredited): Chuck Hamilton
  • Charlie (uncredited): Sherry Hall
  • Information Booth Man (uncredited): Frank Hammond
  • Courtroom Spectator (uncredited): Sam Harris
  • Party Guest (uncredited): Beth Hartman
  • Reporter (uncredited): Ralph McCullough
  • Minor Role (uncredited): Althea Henley
  • Reporter (uncredited): Al Herman
  • Courtroom Guard (uncredited): Harry Holden
  • Minor Role (uncredited): Charles Herzinger
  • Chuck Collins (uncredited): Lew Hicks
  • Nurse (uncredited): Fay Holderness
  • Mr. Dodsworth (uncredited): Frank Holliday
  • Court Clerk (uncredited): Gladden James
  • Brookfield (uncredited): Eddie Kane
  • Writer (uncredited): William Irving
  • Party Guest (uncredited): Arthur Stuart Hull
  • Headwaiter (uncredited): Alphonse Martell
  • Minor Role (uncredited): Frederick Lee
  • Party Guest (uncredited): Stella LeSaint
  • Chinese Chauffeur (uncredited): James B. Leong
  • Reporter (uncredited): Mike Lally
  • Minor Role (uncredited): Lillian Lawrence
  • Minor Role (uncredited): Ann Kunde
  • Madame Pomponi (uncredited): Margarete Matzenauer
  • Amy Faulkner (uncredited): Margaret McWade
  • Farmer (uncredited): Robert Milasch
  • Nightclub Patron (uncredited): Harold Miller
  • Hat Check Girl (uncredited): Patricia Monroe
  • Waiter (uncredited): Gene Morgan
  • Board Member (uncredited): Edwin Mordant
  • Farmer (uncredited): Jack Montgomery
  • Party Guest (uncredited): Edmund Mortimer
  • Writer (uncredited): John T. Murray
  • Nightclub Patron (uncredited): Henry Norton
  • Train Conductor (uncredited): Frank O’Connor
  • Party Guest (uncredited): Vessey O’Davoren
  • Minor Role (uncredited): Broderick O’Farrell
  • Cigarette Girl (uncredited): Peggy Page
  • Governess (uncredited): Ethel Palmer
  • Board Member (uncredited): George Pauncefort
  • Party Guest (uncredited): Gertrude Pedlar
  • Board Member (uncredited): John Picorri
  • Reporter (uncredited): Richard Powell
  • Reporter (uncredited): Arthur Rankin
  • Deputy (uncredited): Ky Robinson
  • Board Member (uncredited): Frederick Roland
  • Italian Interpreter (uncredited): Adrian Rosley
  • Hat Check Girl (uncredited): Lillian Ross
  • Minor Role (uncredited): Anne Schaefer
  • Jane Faulkner (uncredited): Margaret Seddon
  • Interne (uncredited): Harvey Shepherd
  • Reporter (uncredited): Antrim Short
  • Bailiff (uncredited): Lee Shumway
  • Farmer (uncredited): S.S. Simon
  • Minor Role (uncredited): Kay Smith
  • Minor Role (uncredited): Pat Somerset
  • Board Member (uncredited): Harry Stafford
  • Party Guest (uncredited): Larry Steers
  • Nightclub Patron (uncredited): Bert Stevens
  • Policeman (uncredited): Brick Sullivan
  • Beatle Puss (uncredited): Charles Sullivan
  • Minor Role (uncredited): Peggy Terry
  • Lawyer (uncredited): Dale Van Sickel
  • Party Guest (uncredited): Ellinor Vanderveer
  • Minor Role (uncredited): Bess Wade
  • Phone Operator (uncredited): Pauline Wagner
  • Clerk (uncredited): Larry Wheat
  • Businessman (uncredited): Lee Willard
  • Courtroom Reporter (uncredited): Jack Wise
  • Minor Role (uncredited): Florence Wix

Film Crew:

  • Producer: Frank Capra
  • Music: Louis Silvers
  • Director of Photography: Joseph Walker
  • Screenplay: Robert Riskin
  • Art Direction: Stephen Goosson
  • Music Director: Howard Jackson
  • Editor: Gene Havlick
  • Sound Engineer: Edward Bernds
  • Still Photographer: Irving Lippman
  • Costume Design: Samuel Lange
  • Stand In: Frances Morris
  • Story: Clarence Budington Kelland
  • Stand In: Slim Talbot
  • Assistant Director: Charles C. Coleman
  • Sound Director: John P. Livadary
  • Visual Effects: Roy Davidson

Movie Reviews:

  • 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 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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