I loved the movie all the way throughout, but sadly, I think Capra was right that there just is not a single right way to end this film. After reading all his ideas for alternate endings, none of them would have been better than the one chosen. But I dunno, something just didn't feel quite right there.
But the rest of the two hours is so wonderful and absolutely charming in that Capra way that only he could manage, that the little slip-up towards the end isn't too bad. 3 years 6 months ago
A strong entry in Frank Capra's canon. Gary Cooper and especially Barbara Stanwyck are very strong here, although I think it lacks the tension of Mr Deeds Goes to Town or Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.
Clearly an inspiration for Elia Kazan's A Face in the Crowd, although that film lacks Capra's signature hopeful tone. 4 years 1 month ago
This movie is a true classic and I am offended it hasn't gotten more recognition as a great film.
Also, Gary Cooper is like a sexier Indiana Jones. Just sayin' 7 years 1 month ago
In 3 official lists
This movie ranks #49 in AFI's 100 years...100 cheers
This movie ranks #252 in Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films
This movie ranks #671 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown