IMDb plot summary: Longfellow Deeds, a simple-hearted Vermont tuba player, inherits a fortune and has to contend with opportunist city slickers.
Directed by Frank Capra. Starring Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, George Bancroft, and Lionel Sander.
Sometimes there's just something really... refreshing about Frank Capra. After a string of darker movies, about people being awful and facing horrible things, it's really nice to just sit back and watch good people being good and being rewarded for it.
In terms of satisfying plot and end game, this isn't as good as its narrative cousin Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. Its idealism comes mostly all in a rush at the end rather than serving as a central theme like it does in Mr. Smith, making it feel a little unbalanced and the climax a little undeserved. However, it's still delightful to watch. A light, pleasant film that serves its purpose well.
How it entered my Flickchart:
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town > The Madness of King George
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town < A Clockwork Orange
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town > Kiss the Girls
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town > Jesus Christ Superstar (2000)
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town < Peeping Tom
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town < Evil Dead II
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town < The Intouchables
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town < Dave and the Giant Pickle
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town > The Mummy (1932)
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town > The Great Gatsby (1974)
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town < Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Final spot: #715 out of 2314.