Picture from Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
Overall B

Gary Cooper stars as Longfellow Deeds, a simple man who inherits an enormous estate from an estranged relative. When he is forced to "go to town" to manage the his new business affairs, their are many ready to take advantage of the country bumpkin, including a shrewd journalist (Jean Arthur).

Violence B-
Sexual Content B+
Profanity A
Substance Use C

MPAA Rating: Not Rated

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Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

Jean Arthur’s character is nicknamed “Babe”. What does this moniker say about changes in political correctness? What other portrayals in this film show differences in our social climate?

Patriotism and the plight of the common man are recurring themes in Frank Capra films. What does he include in this movie to make those points?

Learn more about the life and career of director Frank Capra.