Mr Smith Goes to Washington

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

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.

Details

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