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 story on which the movie was based was titled "The Gentleman from Montana", but the state is not specified in the movie.
I think we've got your man - Horace Miller.
Governor Hopper: Horace Miller!
Chick McGann: A born stooge! Why, ole Horace will preform like a trained seal.
(at around 21 mins) In the montage as Jeff Smith wanders off after arriving in Washington, we see the display of the Declaration of Independence at the National Archives, and then supposedly a close-up of the document - only the "S"'s are written in modern style script and don't look like "F"'s as in the original document.
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