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Mister 880 (1950)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Romance | 29 September 1950 (USA)
Gentle romantic comedy about a Secret Service Agent trying to catch a cold case counterfeiter and a United Nations translator.

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William 'Skipper' Miller
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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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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on October 15, 1951 with Edmund Gwenn reprising his film role. See more »

Quotes

Ann Winslow: What did you think it was? A boodle of queer?
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Opening credits appear on dollar bills. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Barney Miller: The Counterfeiter (1979) See more »

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A Kiss To Build A Dream On
Written by Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby and Oscar Hammerstein II
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Highly entertaining Burt Lancaster comedy!
8 August 2000 | by (North Hollywood, CA) – See all my reviews

Very Enjoyable film. Too bad Burt Lancaster didn't make more comedies - as he displays a very nice touch here, making fun of his macho image.

I didn't know anything about this film before I watched it and was pleasantly surprised. The characters are a little more "loose" or natural acting than is seen in most Hollywood fare of the time. The story concerns a secret service agent looking for counterfeiters, a translator at the United Nations, and a beloved old man. A very nice, original story.

All the actors are good - Burt, Dorothy McGuire is quite radiant and Edmund Gwynn is dynamite. I'd say he is better in this than in "Miracle on 34th Street". If you are looking for a nice movie that will put a smile on your face - you can't go wrong with this one. It'll stick with you.


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