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Mister 880 (1950)





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Based on a true story, Mister 880 is the whimsical tale of an elderly gentleman (Edmund Gwenn) who dabbles in counterfeiting. He makes only enough "funny money" to support himself, but the fact that his work is so amateurish (he can't even spell "Washington") arouses the indignation of the treasury department. Burt Lancaster, the hard-nosed treasury agent put on the case, is determined to prosecute the miscreant to the full extent of the law. In tracking down a lead, Lancaster falls in love with Dorothy McGuire, a recipient of one of the phony bills. Lancaster discovers that McGuire lives in the same building as Gwenn, and after piecing together the clues arrests the old fellow. Softened by Gwenn's naivete, Lancaster and Ms. McGuire arrange for a compassionate lawyer to lessen what would otherwise be a stiff prison sentence. Mister 880 was to have starred Walter Huston as the ingenuous counterfeiter, but Huston died just before filming started.

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Edmund Gwenn
as 'Skipper' Miller
Burt Lancaster
as Steve Buchanan
Dorothy McGuire
as Ann Winslow
Millard Mitchell
as 'Mac' McIntire
Minor Watson
as Judge O'Neil
Hugh Sanders
as Thad Mitchell
James Millican
as Olie Johnson
Kathleen Hughes
as Secretary
Geraldine Wall
as Miss Gallagher
Mervin Williams
as US Attorney
Norman Field
as Bailiff
Edwin Max
as Mousie
Frank Wilcox
as Mr. Beddington
Joan Valerie
as Cashier
Jack Daly
as Court Clerk
Dick Ryan
as US Marshal
Billy Gray
as Mickey
Billy Nelson
as Taxi Driver
Mischa Novy
as Violinist
Ronnie Ralph
as High School Boy
Rico Alaniz
as Spanish Interpreter
Eddie Lee
as Chinese Interpreter
George Lee
as Chinese Interpreter
Victor Desny
as Russian Interpreter
Sherry Hall
as Clerk in Cigar Store
Melvin Williams
as U.S. Attorney
John Hiestand
as Narrator
Robert Boon
as Dutchman
D.W. De Roos
as Dutchman
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Critic Reviews for Mister 880

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

A wonderful combination of whimsy and sentiment.

July 29, 2019 | Full Review…

... a refreshing and different comedy.

October 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Charming light comedy about a kindly old codger who is a small-time counterfeiter passing one dollar bills.

November 24, 2013 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Apesar da adorável presença de Edmund Gwenn, o filme se rende ao sentimentalismo barato na péssima seqüência que se passa em um tribunal, arruinando a experiência.

January 20, 2004 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for Mister 880

Mild story but its put across by the great cast who make it more enjoyable than the thin storyline would normally be.

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