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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

  • Directed By: Frank Capra

Synopsis: 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.

Cast
James Stewart

Jefferson Smith

Jean Arthur

Clarissa Saunders

Claude Rains

Sen. Joseph Harrison Paine

Edward Arnold

Jim Taylor

Guy Kibbee

Gov. Hubert 'Happy' Hopper

Thomas Mitchell

Diz Moore

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Writers: Sidney Buchman
Meta Score: Coming Soon
Rotten Tomaotes: Coming Soon
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Release Date: Oct 18th, 1939
Box Office: Not Available
Budget: Not Available
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