Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

1936 • 115 minutes
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Arriving from Vermont to collect an inheritance and fight off the relatives, reporters, and con men who want to take advantage of him, Longfellow Deeds (Gary Cooper) unwittingly becomes involved with Babe Bennett (Jean Arthur), the New York City reporter who's secretly writing a series of sensational stories about his eccentric behavior. When Babe falls in love and confesses her real identity, Deeds is dismayed and decides to give his fortune to charity - prompting his attorney and greedy relatives to have him declared insane. Though Deeds won't defend himself in court, once Babe testifies that she crucified him for the sake of headlines, and then proudly professes her love, Deeds breaks his silence and is judged sane.

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