Mr. Deeds Goes To Town

Mr. Deeds Goes To Town
Mr. Deeds Goes To Town
  • NR
  • 1h 56m
  • 1936
Fresh89%
Common Sense Media Iconage 9+
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When a small-town idealist (Gary Cooper) goes to New York to collect a twenty million dollar inheritance, he finds romance with wisecracking journalist Jean Arthur, becomes the target of ruthless businessmen and relatives, and finally decides to give his fortune away because it's so much trouble. This milestone film is one of the most charming and best-loved romantic comedies ever made.
© 1936 , renewed 1963 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Fresh89%
Reviews
The Blu Spot
Jeff Beck
Rotten

Frank Capra's Mr. Deeds Goes to Town features a pair of great performances from Gary Cooper and Je...

June 25, 2017
Cinemania
Dan Jardine
Fresh

Playing the part as if born to it, Cooper is at the top of his game, imbuing Deeds with just the r...

June 25, 2017
The Nation
Mark Van Doren
Fresh

Mr. Deeds is really a very intelligent and beautiful affair, a film no less charming than Mr. Capr...

June 22, 2017
Movie Mom
Nell Minow
Fresh

June 22, 2017
Common Sense Media
Ellen MacKay
Fresh

Snappy lines, stellar performances, Capra classic.

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Says
Snappy lines, stellar performances, Capra classic.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Deeds engages in a fist fight and goes on a comic drinking binge, but that's about as racy as the movie gets. Mr. Deeds examines how the poor were treated during the Depression, and ends up championing common decency.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:April 12, 1936
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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