Mister 880 DVD

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Based on a Secret Service file, MISTER 880 tells the tale of a sweet old counterfeiter who stymies the U.S. Secret Service for over a decade by passing counterfeit single dollar bills with “Washington” misspelled.
Additional Details
Director
Edmund Goulding
Genre
Comedy
Production Year
1950
Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD [MOD]
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 89 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
  • Studio: FOX MOD
  • DVD Release Date: February 26, 2013
  • Audio: ENGLISH: Mono
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Mister 880

By Mona

from St. Cloud, MN

About Me Movie Buff

Pros

  • Engaging Characters
  • Entertaining
  • Original

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Viewers
    • At Home
    • Perfect Gift
    • Younger Viewers

    Comments about this product:

    This a comedy; it is crime drama; yet it is a warm-hearted movie.

    Ever see the movie "Miracle on 34th Street" with Edmund Gwenn as Kris Kringle? Edmund plays the sweet old man again, but as a small time counterfeiter.

    Burt Lancaster is a Secret Service agent assigned to the case. A new fresh mind might be able to find the guy making these bills.

    Dorothy McGuire happened to acquire a counterfeit one dollar bill with "Washington" misspelled. Burt finds out that Dorothy passed the bill and traces her to her employment. She took a liking to this guy and wants to date him. She makes a phone call, accidentally finds out that he works for the Secret Service. So, she tries to dazzle him with slang for counterfeit money.

    A bill collector is after Edmund, so he prints up a new batch. Ordinarily, he is antique junk dealer. But, he is pressed. So, he goes around passing them for a nickel purchase and gets 95 cents change.

    For a nickel in the early 1950's, I could purchase a donut, candy bar, packet of gum, cigar (if old enough). Believe it or not, gasoline was 19 cents a gallon.

    Finally, Burt traces it down to Gwenn. Dorothy is heart-broken, she just found a new job for Gwenn. So, he will have a place to live with his a cute dog, even if it is not the same apartment building.

    You must see Gwenn's trial!

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