Mister 880 (1950)
Based on a true story, Mister 880 relates the federal government's ten year search for a counterfeiter of one dollar bills in New York City. Mac, a federal agent, and Steve, a Treasury Department employee (Burt Lancaster in an early role), are on the case hunting down leads. Much to their surprise, their search leads them to a seventy year old man who has been printing the bills because he couldn't find work. Neither want to turn him in, but duty dictates they must. In the court case, it comes out that "Mister 880" was neither a criminal, nor a spendthrift -- he led a sparse life but had no one to support him in his old age. In a triumph of justice, the court sets him free. Mister 880 is a witty satire and an often overlooked gem. … More
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Critic Reviews for Mister 880
Charming light comedy about a kindly old codger who is a small-time counterfeiter passing one dollar bills.
Apesar da adorável presença de Edmund Gwenn, o filme se rende ao sentimentalismo barato na péssima seqüência que se passa em um tribunal, arruinando a experiência.
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