Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

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

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James Stewart knew this was the role of a lifetime, one that could place him near the top of the Hollywood heap. Jean Arthur later remembered his mood at the time: "He was so serious when he was working on that picture, he used to get up at five o'clock in the morning and ... ...


Quotes

Senator Joseph Paine: I wish to ask my distinguished colleague, has he one scrap of evidence to add now to the defense he did not give and could not give at that same hearing?
Jefferson Smith: I have no defense against forged papers!
Senator Joseph Paine: The Committee ruled otherwise! The gentleman stands ...


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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