Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

This is yet another lovely Frank Capra classic.  Gary Cooper is quite dreamy as the simple, caring, Longfellow Deeds.  Cooper inherits $20 million and goes to the big city to get his affairs in order.  Immediately, Jean Arthur (playing reporter, Babe Bennett) latches on to Cooper to get the inside scoop.  Soon Cooper finds the big city cruel and intimidating and it is up to the people around him to help him get his faith back.  This is a typical uplifting Capra film which I completely recommend.

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