Public Screening of "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town"
Enjoy a screening of the classic comedy, "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town"; a 1936 film by Frank Capra.
Date: Wednesday, April 18th, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm
Duration: 2 hours
Location: Weitz Cinema -- WCC 161
Sponsored by: Cinema and Media Studies
Contact: Marla Erickson, x5567
Enjoy a screening of "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town"; a 1936 film by Frank Capra. This film is being shown as part of a Wednesday evening series of classic American comedies and will be introduced by Jay Beck, Assistant Professor of Cinema and Media Studies.
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (Frank Capra, 1936)
Longfellow Deeds (Gary Cooper) lives in a small town, leading a small town kind of life - including playing the tuba in the town band. When a relative dies and leaves Deeds a fortune, Longfellow picks up his tuba and moves to the big city where he becomes an instant target for everyone from the greedy opera committee to the sensationist daily newspaper. Deeds outwits them all until Babe Bennett (Jean Arthur) comes along. Babe is a hot-shot reporter who figures the best way to get close to Deeds is to pose as a damsel in distress. When small-town boy meets big-city girl anything can, and does, happen [IMDB]. "The Capra comedies are among the most valuable sociological documents in the history of the American cinema, reflecting an era's idealized view of itself" (Gerald Mast, The Comic Mind).