Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

I'm glad to see you're
willing to be reasonable.

If she was his wife, she should have
the money. l don't want a penny.

Don't make any rash promises.
Better go. That opera mob is about to
break into the mad song from Lucia.

l don't wanna keep them waiting.
They're important people.

- Very good, sir.
- l can't go down like this.

l wish you'd go along with me, Cobb.
They're all strangers to me.

- What about it, Mr. Deeds?
- Huh?

Oh. You'll excuse me, won't you?
I'll be right back.

Gee, I'm busy. Do the opera people
always come here for their meetings?

- Uh-huh.
- That's funny. Why's that?

Why do mice go
where there's cheese?

I'm led to believe
the young man's quite childish.

We won't have any difficulty
getting him to put up the entire amount.

- After all, it's only $180,000.
- Excellent idea.

We're very fortunate the young man
is so sympathetic toward music.

He plays the tuba
in the town band.

- Here he comes.
- Good.

The first order of business will be
electing a new chairman of the board.

As a sentimental gesture toward
the best friend that opera ever had--

the late Mr. Semple--
l think it only fitting that his nephew,
Mr. Longfellow Deeds...

should be made our next chairman.
- l therefore nominate him.
- Seconded.

- All those in favor?
- Aye!

Our congratulations, Mr. Deeds.
- I'm chairman?
- Yes. You've just been elected.

- I'm chairman!
- Happy voyage.

Right here, Mr. Deeds.
Now, the next order of business--
the reading of the secretary's minutes.

- Move we dispense with it.
- Seconded.

- All in favor?
- Aye!

l think they can be
dispensed with.

-We're ready for the treasurer's report.
-Move we dispense with it.

- Seconded.
- All in favor.

Quite right. Now, gentlemen,
the next order of business--

Just a minute.
What does the chairman do?