Mr. Deeds Goes to Town Reviews
Longfellow Deeds is a simple Vermont small time card writer and local good guy. He inherits $20 million dollars from a family member and is quickly swarmed by those who hope to ruin his name and extort his money. A journalist assigned to report on him initially hopes to post slander on Deeds and then falls in love.
"Oh, you're drunk."
"Oh, you're right."
Frank Capra, director of It's a Wonderful Life, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, It Happened One Night, Arsenic and Old Lace, and Lost Horizon, delivers Mr. Deeds Goes to Town. The storyline for this picture is interesting and contains a wonderfully written and executed main character. The acting is awesome and the cast includes Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, George Bancroft, and Lionel Stander.
"Never get your hopes up again."
I came across this Gary Cooper classic on Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and had to DVR it. This was very well done; and while at times Cooper could be annoying, the overall script, character, and plot came together well. I recommend giving this a viewing if you enjoy classic tales.
"You'll find the smelling salts in the medicine chest."
(Full review coming soon)
Powerful scene was when guy who was a farmer and lost his job comes downstairs to yell at Mr. Deeds for spending money wrong for parties.
It was powerful after he had been betrayed by girlfriend reporter.
Powerful, funny, and real. There is an honest sensarity.
I like the lighting, siliuets and of scenes.
Mr. Deeds sanity is in question because of his caring, generosity and givingness.
Think That the body expressions are very well done by Mr. Deeds. Smallest micro-expressions tell a lot. Slightest smile, hands over mouth, eye contact.
It does not require
Silence was a big deal in the court scene.
Funny and sad when everyone in the court interrupted to protect and defend Mr. Deeds position in the court.
This film invented the terms doodle & pixelated to be brought up in films. Do silly things contemplate and think.
John Wray as farmer.
Longfellow Deed's by Gary Cooper.
Frank Capra picture.
Frank Capra did a great job on this film.
It is a film that can make you cry.
The leads are wonderful together. Magnificent script! Cooper is stellar, as always. He gives the grandest, average common-man speeches. Arthur is at her best, as well. And look for a young, pre-Hart to Hart Lionel Stander!
A story of an ordinary man in an anything but ordinary film.
"You've been making love to a double dose of cyanide!"