Longfellow Deeds (Gary Cooper), a resident of small-town Vermont, leads a simple life until he inherits a vast fortune from a late uncle. Soon, unscrupulous lawyer John Cedar (Douglas Dumbrille) brings Deeds to New York City, where the unassuming heir is the object of much media attention. When wily reporter Babe Bennett (Jean Arthur) gains the trust and affection of Deeds, she uses her position to publish condescending articles about him -- but are her feelings for him really that shallow?
Director: Frank Capra
Writer: Clarence Kelland and Robert Riskin
Producer: Frank Capra
Cast: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, George Bancroft, Lionel Stander, Douglas Dumbrille, Raymond Walburn, Margaret Matzenauer, H.B. Warner, Warren Hymer, Muriel Evans, Ruth Donnelly, Spencer Charters, Emma Dunn, Wryley Birch and Arthur Hoyt