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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  • James Stewart 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 and Jean Arthur 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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In 1941 Columbia was sued by Louis Ullman and Norman Houston, both of whom claimed that this film was plagiarized from their respective written works. Screenwriter Lewis R. Foster testified that he wrote the story specifically for Gary Cooper, and director Frank Capra testified that he had seen only... ...


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Jefferson Smith: My Dad had the right idea. He had it all worked out. He used to say to me, "Son, don't miss the wonders that surround you; because, every tree, every rock, every ant hill, every star is filled with the wonders of nature." And, he used to say to me, ...


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(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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Comedy | Drama

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