Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town is a 1936 American comedy-drama romance film directed by Frank Capra and 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.[2][3]

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
Directed byFrank Capra
Screenplay byRobert Riskin
Story byClarence Budington Kelland
Starring
CinematographyJoseph Walker, a.s.c.
Edited byGene Havlick
Music byHoward Jackson
(musical director)
Color processBlack and white
Production
company
Distributed byColumbia Pictures Corporation
Release date
  • April 12, 1936 (1936-04-12)
Running time
116 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$845,710
Box office$2.5 million (rentals)[1]

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