Mr Deeds Goes to Town 1936 G

12.45PM Sun 14 Jun 2020 (1hr 55mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

Mr Deeds Goes to Town will screen from an imported 35mm print.

‘When rural poet Longfellow Deeds (Gary Cooper at his most engaging) inherits a fortune, he moves to the big city and uses his newfound wealth to benefit his fellow man - much to the chagrin of various corporate and political interests. Jean Arthur is the jaded, cynical reporter whose idealism (and sense of romance) is reawakened by Deeds. Capra combines an awareness of man’s capacity for corruption with an optimistic belief in the possibility of positive change, making this a political comedy that’s angry and inspiring in equal measures.’  American Cinematheque

CREDITS

35MM, BLACK AND WHITE, MONO, 115 MINUTES, UNITED STATES, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: FRANK CAPRA / SCRIPT: ROBERT RISKIN, CLARENCE BUDINGTON KELLAND / CINEMATOGRAPHER: JOSEPH WALKER / EDITOR: GENE HAVLICK / PROD CO: COLUMBIA PICTURES / PRINT SOURCE: UCLA FILM & TELEVISION ARCHIVE / RIGHTS: PARK CIRCUS / SCREENING FORMAT: 35MM