Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Not Rated  |   |  Comedy, Drama


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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.


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  • James Stewart and Jean Arthur in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
  • "Mr.Smith Goes To Washington" Jimmy Stewart 1939 Columbia
  • "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" James Stewart, Jean Arthur 1939 Columbia
  • James Stewart in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
  • James Stewart and Jean Arthur in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
  • "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" Frank Capra, James Stewart 1939 Columbia

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The U.S. Senate interior as shown in the film was an extremely accurate reproduction of the real thing.


Quotes

James Taylor: I wouldn't trust you to lick a postage stamp!


Goofs

(at around 30 mins) Twice, Saunders says that Jefferson Smith is going to go "up" to Mt. Vernon, the home of George Washington. Mt. Vernon is approximately 15 miles south of the Capitol in Washington [you can check that using Google maps], and is right on the Potomac River downstream from Washington, so it is not "up" in a north-south sense nor in the sense of elevation. The script should have had Saunders saying that Smith was going "down" to Mt. Vernon, which is how anyone living or working in Washington would have put it.

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Genres

Comedy | Drama

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