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Mister 880 (1950) was a Comedy Film directed by Edmund Goulding and produced by Julian Blaustein.

Academy Awards 1950 --- Ceremony Number 23 (source: AMPAS)

Best Supporting ActorEdmund GwennNominated

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

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This film was based on the true story of Emerich Juettner, an elderly junk dealer in New York who, like the character in the movie, only used counterfeit dollar bills to make ends meet. He was arrested in 1948 and sentenced to nine months in jail and a $1 fine.
Walter Huston was originally to have played Skipper Miller, but he died just as production began.
"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on April 19, 1951 with Edmund Gwenn, Dorothy McGuire and Burt Lancaster reprising their film roles.
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