Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939) (Tv Show)

Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the United States Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back down.


Naive and idealistic Jefferson Smith, leader of the Boy Rangers, is appointed on a lark by the spineless governor of his state. He is reunited with the state's senior senator--presidential hopeful and childhood hero, Senator Joseph Paine. In Washington, however, Smith discovers many of the shortcomings of the political process as his earnest goal of a national boys' camp leads to a conflict with the state political boss, Jim Taylor. Taylor first tries to corrupt Smith and then later attempts to destroy Smith through a scandal.


Jean Arthur, James Stewart, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold, Guy Kibbee, Thomas Mitchell, Eugene Pallette, Beulah Bondi, H.B. Warner, Harry Carey, Astrid Allwyn, Ruth Donnelly, Grant Mitchell, Porter Hall, H.V. Kaltenborn


Director: Frank Capra
Writers: Sidney Buchman (screen play), Lewis R. Foster (story)
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Language: English
Release Date: 19 October 1939 (USA)
Also Known As: Frank Capra's Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Runtime: 129 min, 120 min (TV)
Sound Mix: Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Color: Black and White
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1

Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)

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