Clarence Budington Kelland
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Clarence Budington Kelland

Filmography – Over 30 movies created from Kelland Stories
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One of his most successful novels, “Arizona”, was filmed in a small desert town built just for the occasion. It would later become Old Tucson, now a popular Arizona tourist destination. 


 Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

Perhaps the best know film that was ever adapted from Clarence's stories was Mr. Deeds Goes to Town,  based on the magazine serial "Opera Hat". Unfortunately, ""Kelland, a prominent conservative, disliked how his story had been adapted for the screen, and refused to let the script be published during his lifetime. " Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) Directed by Frank Capra. Written by Robert Riskin. Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, George Bancroft (Source: .

Usually the top actors and actresses of the day were cast in leading roles of Kelland movies:

* Lucille Ball
* James Craig
* Buster Keaton
* Jimmy Durante
Humphrey Bogart
*   Leslie Howard
* Joan Blondell
* Stuart Erwin
* Jane Wyman
* Harold Lloyd
* Molly Malone
* Helen Chandler
* William Holden
* Adam Sandler
* Winona Ryder
* Gary Cooper
* Cary Grant
* Joan Davis
* Eddy Cantor
* Jean Arthur
* Zazu Pitts
* Guy Kibbe
 * Ethel Merman

* Frank Capra

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

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