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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.

Director:

Edmund Goulding

Writers:

Robert Riskin (screenplay), St. Clair McKelway (article)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Burt Lancaster ... Steve Buchanan
Dorothy McGuire ... Ann Winslow
Edmund Gwenn ... William 'Skipper' Miller
Millard Mitchell ... 'Mac' McIntire
Minor Watson ... Judge O'Neil
Howard St. John ... Chief
Hugh Sanders ... Thad Mitchell
James Millican ... Olie Johnson
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | German | Dutch | Italian

Release Date:

29 September 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Old 880 See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Walter Huston was originally to have played Skipper Miller, but he died just as production began. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Ann Winslow: What did you think it was? A boodle of queer?
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits appear on dollar bills. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Making of 'The Day the Earth Stood Still' (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Manm'selle
(uncredited) (1946)
Music by Edmund Goulding
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
[Played as Lancaster and McGuire go into nightclub]
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Highly entertaining Burt Lancaster comedy!
8 August 2000 | by victraderSee 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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