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548 Ratings

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

Directed by Frank Capra
United States, 1936
Comedy, Drama

Synopsis

When a car crash ends the life of a fabulously wealthy patron of the arts, the decedent’s $20,000,000 fortune is inherited by one Longfellow Deeds. When Deeds is convinced to move to New York, hard-boiled newspaper reporter Babe Bennett is dispatched to get the inside scoop on “The Cinderella Man”.

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Mr. Deeds Goes to Town Directed by Frank Capra

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1936 | Winner: Special Recommendation

Academy Awards

1937 | Winner: Best Director

1937 | 4 nominations including: Best Picture

National Board of Review

1936 | 2 wins including: Best Film

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

1937 | Winner: Best Film

1937 | 3rd place: Best Actor

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