I think it’s time to take a look at classic film from 1936. It came out on Blu-ray in 2018 so I’m a little late to the party but what the heck. So without further ado here’s my Mr Deeds Goes to Town blu-ray review.
- Mr Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
- Genre: Romantic Comedy
- Directed by Frank Capra
- UK Rating U
- Discs: 2 (Blu-ray & DVD)
- Released By Sony Pictures
- Blu-ray Released: 1 January 2018
Longfellow Deeds (Gary Cooper) is about to inherit $20 million. He travels to New York and moves into his inherited estate. Mr Deeds is a kind and simply fellow that sees the best in people. However the folks in New York are not so kind including a certain newspaper reporter Babe Bennett (Jean Arthur). That said Mr Deeds thinks she’s kind of special.
Style / Direction
The film is directed by Frank Capra whilst the cinematography is handled by Joseph Walker. It’s a well shot film that has plenty comedy that’s well executed.
Music / Audio Effects
The music is composed by Howard Jackson.
Acting / Characters
The film has a fabulous cast all of which deliver strong performances. Gary Cooper as Longfellow Deeds is of course particularly good as the simple guy that likes to see the best in people.
Similarly impressive is Jean Arthur as Louise Bennett a newspaper reporter sent to get the inside scoop on Mr Deeds. She’s very believable as the hard hitting reporter type. But she also impresses when she falls for Longfellow Deeds.
- Gary Cooper as Longfellow Deeds
- Jean Arthur as Louise “Babe” Bennett/ Mary Dawson
- George Bancroft as MacWade
- Lionel Stander as Cornelius Cobb
- Douglass Dumbrille as John Cedar
- Raymond Walburn as Walter, the Butler
- H. B. Warner as Judge May
- Ruth Donnelly as Mabel Dawson
- Walter Catlett as Morrow, the Poet
- John Wray as the desperate Farmer
Conclusion – Mr Deeds Goes to Town Film Review
Mr Deeds Goes to Town is a thoroughly entertaining romantic comedy. It boasts a fabulous cast with Gary Cooper and Jean Arthur the stand-out performers. I highly recommend giving this film a look especially now it has been remastered on Blu-ray.
If you enjoyed my Mr Deeds Goes to Town blu-ray review so far you may want to check out the following films:
- A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
- The Bishop’s Wife (1947)
- North by Northwest (1959)
- His Girl Friday (1940)
- The Awful Truth (1937)
Mr Deeds Goes to Town Blu-ray Review
This black and white classic now looks fabulous. The picture quality is simply perfect without any annoying marks.
There’s an 11 minute documentary that gives a good insight into the making of the film. I highly recommend giving it a look.
- Commentary by Frank Capra Jr.
- Frank Capra Jr. Remembers… (11 minutes)
- Vintage Advertising Gallery
- Theatrical Trailer
On to my movie rating for Mr Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
- Movie Rating: WELL WORTH WATCHING
- Blu-ray Picture: EXCELLENT
- Extras: VERY GOOD
Amazon UK Links
Mr Deeds Goes to Town (1936) is available now on blu-ray.
For those of you yet to see the film I’ll leave you with a little taster…
Clip may NOT be representative of the blu-ray version
That’s my Mr Deeds Goes to Town blu-ray review, if you have any thoughts on this film you can leave them in the comment section below:
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Summary: Mr Deeds Goes to Town (1936) Blu-ray Review
Movie title: Mr Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
Duration: 116 mins
Director(s): Frank Capra
Actor(s): Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur
Genre: Romantic , Comedy
- Movie Rating
- Blu-ray Picture Rating
A thoroughly entertaining that boasts a fabulous cast.
- Highly Entertaining
- Excellent Picture Quality