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Thumbnail for Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)

Basics Critics:83Viewers:70Rusty:78
Category: Comedy, Drama, RomanceNotable as: ComedySub-Category: Romantic comedy, Screwball comedy, Comedy, DramaNarrative location: New York CityRuntime: 115 minutesColor: black-and-white filmLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesDirector: Frank CapraScreenwriter: Robert RiskinMusic: Howard JacksonCinematography: Joseph WalkerStars: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, George Bancroft, Lionel Stander, Douglass Dumbrille, H. B. Warner, Walter Catlett, John Wray, Ann Doran, Arthur Hoyt Producer: Frank CapraStudio: Columbia PicturesAwards won: Academy Award for Best Director (Frank Capra)Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Actor (Gary Cooper)
Academy Award for Best Picture
Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing
Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (Robert Riskin)
Award details: (details at IMDb)

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town is a 1936 American screwball comedy film directed by Frank Capra, starring Gary Cooper and Jean Arthur in her first featured role. Based on the 1935 short story Opera Hat by Clarence Budington Kelland, which appeared in serial form in The American Magazine, the screenplay was written by Robert Riskin in his fifth collaboration with Frank Capra. This was the seventh of 12 films on which Capra collaborated with screenwriter Robert Riskin, who played a key role in the development of Capra's directorial style.Their other collaborations included It Happened One Night, for which Capra won Best Director and Riskin won Best Screenplay; You Can't Take It With You, and Meet John Doe.

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