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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington


James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold View All


Frank Capra (Director), Sidney Buchman (Screenplay), Lewis R. Foster (Story) View All

Released: Oct. 19th, 1939
Runtime: 2 hours, 9 minutes
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...
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