Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama
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.
The character of Harrison Paine was reportedly based on the then junior senator from Missouri, Harry S. Truman, then known as "the senator from Pendergast," for the political machine which backed his early career in politics. The capitol of Paine's and Smith's ... ...
It is in that spirit that we gather here tonight, to acclaim and wish God's speed to Senator Jefferson Smith!
Jefferson Smith: Thank you. I-I I-I can't help feeling that there's been a big mistake somehow.
(at around 9 mins) When the governor enters the Smith's home (with the band playing) we see, from the inside, Ma closing the door almost shut. When the scene shifts to outside the house, Ma is again closing the same door.
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