JD's Review of Mr. Deeds Goes to Town


  • 18 months ago via Flixster
    Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

    Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)

    Frank Capra's classic comedy, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town. This film maybe a little too old school for some people, but for me I found this film funny, dramatic and well acted. Gary Cooper plays the lead role, Longfellow Deeds a man who's dedicated his life to helping people and also writing greeting cards. But when he gets a large sum of money from a family member who just past away, Deeds heads to the big city and while he's there he falls in love with a reporter named, Babe Bennett who's played by, Jean Arthur. Gary Cooper and Jean Arthur had really great chemistry in this film, there romance was believable and there conversations together were realistic. The co-stars were also very good like, Lionel Stander was good and so was Raymond Walburn, but I think the person who made this movie really good was of course, Frank Capra himself. Frank Capra is a really talented director and it really shows in this film, I'm very gald he won an Academy Award for this movie. Anyways, as for the movie in general, it's very good, I would recommend this movie to anyone who loves, Frank Capra movies, or someone who just likes classics.

  • Find us on:                     
    Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile