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  • Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
  • Not Rated
    115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
Not Rated
115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A unassuming greeting card poet from a small town in Vermont heads to New York City upon inheriting a massive fortune and is immediately hounded by those who wish to take advantage of him.
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Director
Writers
Robert Riskin (screen play) | Clarence Budington Kelland (story)
Cinematographer
Joseph Walker (photography)
Editor
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Release date
Apr 12, 1936 (United States)

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178 cast members
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Gary Cooper
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Jean Arthur
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George Bancroft
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Lionel Stander
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Douglass Dumbrille
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H.B. Warner
Judge May Judge May   See fewer
Ruth Donnelly
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John Wray
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Stanley Andrews
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Frank Austin
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John W. Austin
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Irving Bacon
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Louise Bates
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Bobbie Beal
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Hank Bell
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Georgie Billings
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John Binns
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Wyrley Birch
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Beatrice Blinn
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Katherine Block
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Sammy Blum
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Joe Bordeaux
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Barbara Boudwin
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Harry C. Bradley
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Charles Brinley
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Hal Budlong
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Vera Burnett
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Fred Cady
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Mary Jane Carey
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Walter Downing
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Peter Duray
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Jay Eaton
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Oliver Eckhardt
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Robert Ellsworth
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Muriel Evans
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Paul Everton
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Adolph Faylauer
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Jack Hatfield
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Al Herman
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Charles Herzinger
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Lew Hicks
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Harry Holden
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Frank Holliday
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Arthur Hoyt
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Arthur Stuart Hull
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Paul Hurst
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Edward Keane
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Charles Lane
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Field Norton
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Bud Osborne
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John Roy
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