Premiered: September 26, 1969, on ABC
Premise: A failed TV version of Frank Capra's 1936 Oscar-winning satire of big-city corruption casts Monte Markham in the Gary Cooper role of principled but naive Longfellow Deeds. Here, Deeds is a small-town newspaper editor who inherits millions, then tangles with Manhattan slickers when he decides to give it all away. Adam Sandler brought the character back to the big screen in 2002's `Mr. Deeds.'