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.
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) Directed by Frank Capra. 115mins.
Gary Cooper - Longfellow Deeds
Jean Arthur - Babe Bennett
Also starring George Bancroft, Lionel Stander, Douglass Dumbrille and H.B. Warner.
A Capra classic.
Based on Clarence Budington Kelland'a short story "Opera Hat", published in 1935.
Frank Capra won his 2nd of three Best Director Oscars, the other two were for It Happened One Night (1934) and You Can't Take it With You (1938).
Carole Lombard was considered for the lead female role.
Nominated for 5 Oscars including Best Picture, Best Screenplay and Best Actor (Gary Cooper), winning for Best Director.
1936 1 h 55 min