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Mister 880 (1950)

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The Skipper is a charming old man loved by all his neighbors. What they don't know is that he is also Mr. 880, an amateurish counterfeiter who has amazingly managed to elude the Secret ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins. See more awards »
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Cast

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Steve Buchanan
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Ann Winslow
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'Skipper' Miller
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'Mac' McIntire
Minor Watson ...
Judge O'Neil
Howard St. John ...
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Hugh Sanders ...
Thad Mitchell
James Millican ...
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The Skipper is a charming old man loved by all his neighbors. What they don't know is that he is also Mr. 880, an amateurish counterfeiter who has amazingly managed to elude the Secret Service for 20 years. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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29 September 1950 (USA)  »

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Old 880  »

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Trivia

This film was based on the true story of Emerich Juettner, an elderly junk dealer in New York who, like the character in the movie, only used counterfeit dollar bills to make ends meet. He was arrested in 1948 and sentenced to nine months in jail and a $1 fine. See more »

Quotes

Ann Winslow: What did you think it was? A boodle of queer?
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Featured in The Making of 'The Day the Earth Stood Still' (2008) See more »

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I'm Looking Over a Four-Leaf Clover
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Music by Harry M. Woods
Played when the man guesses Ann's weight
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Edmund Gwenn as another darlin'man
7 December 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I first saw this in 1950 I just loved "the Skipper" and every time I watch it, as I did yesterday, I fall again. A very good actor who just melts your heart in his characterizations.

Burt Lancaster as the Agent trying to solve an old case that has bugged the Secret Service for a decade; and Dorothy McGuire as the U.N. interpreter caught up in the investigation are fine. When they are in the restaurant purring at each other, while saying serious things about the case, it is a wonderful scene. Fine direction and acting.

I watch it as the beginning of my holiday "classic" film month. Nothing to do with Christmas, Thanksgiving or New Years. But it does end with the music to Auld Lang Sang playing in the background and the spirit is that of a holiday movie. A treat and I give it 9/10.

Jane


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