Mr. Deeds

Synopsis: When Longfellow Deeds, a small-town pizzeria owner and poet, inherits $40 billion from his deceased uncle, he quickly begins rolling in a different kind of dough. Moving to the big city, Deeds finds himself besieged by opportunists all gunning for their piece of the pie. Babe, a television tabloid reporter, poses as an innocent small-town girl to do an exposé on Deeds. Of course, Deeds' sincere naiveté has Babe falling in love with him instead. Ultimately, Deeds comes to find that money truly has the power to change things, but it doesn't necessarily need to change him.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Steven Brill
Production: Columbia Pictures
  5 wins & 9 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
96 min

- Put on an apron and give me a hand.

You guys played me like a fiddle. Touch!

Is Mrs. Deeds around?

Mrs. Deeds?

I don't think that poor boy ever had a date.

- Do you know when he'll be back?

- Before lunch is out. Today's Card Day.

- Card Day?

- Deeds writes greeting cards.

Every Monday, he tries out a few

and then he chooses one...

...and sends it

to one of the big card companies.

Now, he hasn't sold any yet, but...

...he will.

You guys need anything else here?

"To my sweetheart

"I love you completely, with all my soul

"Without you I'm nothing, a butterless roll"

That's good.

Like that, gentlemen?

Hallmark said it showed potential,

which is pretty cool.

- Longfellow Deeds?

- Just call me Deeds, pal.

Easy with that Longfellow stuff.

Chuck Cedar, CEO.

Cecil Anderson,

General Counsel of Blake Media.

Handshakes are for strangers.

We hug around here, buddy.

What's up? Welcome to town.

Come on, don't be shy.

I like that beard. Abe Lincoln-style.

Have a seat, boys.

- Murph!

- Deeds?

- I thought you were sick today.

- That was a lie, pal.

You fooled me.

- I did?

- Yeah.

- Mr. Deeds?

- Just Deeds.

You sounded so sick on the phone.

You're good. Do that sick voice again.

Deeds, I can't come to work today.

I think I got strep throat.

That's unbelievable.

You could be a radio actor or something.

- Thanks, buddy.

- Sure.

Hey, Deeds. Read a card already.

I got to get back on duty.

I'd better get up there.

Good meeting you, gentlemen.

Mr. Deeds, does the name Preston Blake

mean anything to you?

Mom's maiden name was Blake.

Only one this week, but I got a feeling

it'll end my losing streak with Hallmark.

Preston Blake was your mother's uncle.

You're kidding me, I got an uncle?

Awesome. How's he doing?

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Tim Herlihy

Tim Herlihy (born October 9, 1966) is an American screen actor, film producer, screenwriter, and Broadway show author.Films written or produced by Herlihy have grossed over $3 billion at the worldwide box office. He frequently collaborates with Adam Sandler, who played a "Saturday Night Live" character, "The Herlihy Boy", in honor of Tim Herlihy. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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