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Alfred E. Green
Douglas Fairbanks Jr.,
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
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Walter Huston was originally to have played Skipper Miller, but he died just as production began. See more »
When Skipper confesses to the police, he says he never gave anybody more than one counterfeit dollar. However, he $2 stuffed in counterfeit ones as change in his neighbor's handbag, when she gave him $5 when he only asked for $3. See more »
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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