Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

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When the idealistic young Jefferson Smith (James Stewart) winds up appointed to the United States Senate, he gains the mentorship of Senator Joseph Paine (Claude Rains). However, Paine isn't as noble as his reputation would indicate, and he becomes involved in a scheme to discredit Smith, who wants to build a boys' campsite where a more lucrative project could go. Determined to stand up against Paine and his corrupt peers, Smith takes his case to the Senate floor.

Release details

Release date: Tuesday October 17 1939
Duration: 125 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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