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Release:October 19, 1939
Genre(s):Drama | Politics | Black&White
Studio:Columbia Pictures
Directed:Frank Capra
Sidney Buchman
Lewis R. Foster ('The Gentleman From Montana')
Starring:Jean Arthur, James Stewart, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold, Beulah Bondi, Thomas Mitchell, Guy Kibbee

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Two slimy fat-cat legislators recruit Jefferson Smith, an innocent and staunchly principled Montana scout leader, as the state's new Senator, hoping to exploit his naivete and community pride to bring home pork-barrel funds. Once he ascends to Capitol Hill, however, Mr. Smith finds nothing but deep-rooted corruption in Washington, D.C., and, absolutely refusing to submit to cynicism, he tirelessly takes the message of the American people right to their out-of-touch representatives.

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