MR. DEEDS GOES TO TOWN
Sunday, October 12 – Monday, October 13
New 4K Restoration
(1936) Gary Cooper’s “pixillated” Vermonter Longfellow Deeds inherits $20 million from an uncle he’s never known – and then he’s whisked from Mandrake Falls to Park Avenue before he knows what hit him, as cynical newspaper gal Jean Arthur tags him the “Cinderella Man.” Approx. 115 min. DCP.
"The spread-the-wealth schemes and quaint notions of giving away personal fortune so that people can find work may be trickle-down voodoo economics in extremis, but the do-gooder popularism is punched across with fevered conviction in the crescendo of one of the screen’s most sure-footed courtroom finales.”
– Andrew Sarris, Village Voice
“Everywhere the picture goes, from the endearing to the absurd, the accompanying business is carried through with perfect zip and relish. It is a humdinger and a beauty."
– Otis Ferguson
“Capra’s finest film and that means it is a comedy quite unmatched on the screen.”
– Alistair Cooke