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Mr Smith Goes to Washington

Stewart's young Wisconsin senator exposing corruption and upholding true American values in a Senate House riddled with graft is quintessential Capra - popular wish-fulfilment served up with such fast-talking comic panache that you don't have time to question its cornball idealism. Scriptwriter Sidney Buchman's crackling dialogue is also lent sharp-tongued conviction by Rains, as the slimy senior senator, Jean Arthur as the hard-boiled dame finally won over by Stewart's honesty, and Harry Carey as the Vice President.

Release details

Duration: 129 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Frank Capra
Screenwriter: Sidney Buchman
Cast: Claude Rains
Harry Carey
Edward Arnold
Guy Kibbee
HB Warner
William Demarest
Eugene Pallette
Thomas Mitchell
James Stewart
Beulah Bondi
Jean Arthur

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AndApplePie

This movie is a light-hearted helping of quintessential American ideals -- fun and endearing food for the soul in these times so overrun by Mr. Adams' brand of self-righteous cynicism. Viewer, get some pop corn and a tall beverage, and get ready to laugh and to scratch your chin and savor the days when the Senate actually cared to play by their own rules. And Mr. Adams, if America idealism chafes you so, there are a number of countries that you can relocate to for a more comfortable experience.

AndApplePie

This movie is a light-hearted helping of quintessential American ideals -- fun and endearing food for the soul in these times so overrun by Mr. Adams' brand of self-righteous cynicism. Viewer, get some pop corn and a tall beverage, and get ready to laugh and to scratch your chin and savor the days when the Senate actually cared to play by their own rules. And Mr. Adams, if America idealism chafes you so, there are a number of countries that you can relocate to for a more comfortable experience.