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“Mr. Deeds Goes to Town” is BYU Film Archive Series offering Nov. 2

The Brigham Young University Motion Picture Film Series will screen “Mr. Deeds Goes to Town” Friday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium as part of its 14th season of archived film showings.

Admission is free, but seating is limited. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and early arrival is encouraged for an assured seat. Children age eight and over are welcome. BYU dress standards apply.

Director Frank Capra won the Academy Award for Best Director for this film which stars Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, George Bancroft and Lionel Stander. The film tells the story of Longfellow Deeds (Gary Cooper), a humble tuba player who inherits a large fortune. When others try to manage his inheritance, Deeds appears ripe for the pickings to a scheming attorney and to a reporter (Jean Arthur) who tries to get the scoop on the patsy millionaire, only to fall in love with him. The film runs for 115 mintues.

Also shown will be “Chapter Five” of the 1939 serial “Dick Tracy’s G-Men.” One chapter will be shown with each of the 15 film screenings during the entire series season through May 2013.

The BYU Motion Picture Archive Film Series is an ongoing series of classic American motion pictures from the permanent collection of the Motion Picture Archive at BYU’s L. Tom Perry Special Collections. The series is co-sponsored by the L. Tom Perry Special Collections, the Friends of the Harold B. Lee Library and Dennis & Linda Gibson.

For more information, contact James D’Arc at (801) 422-6371, james_darc@byu.edu.

Writer: Preston Wittwer

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