Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

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  • NR
  • Genre(s): Drama Comedy
  • Release year: 1939
  • Running time: 129 min
Classic tale of a young idealist whose journey to Washington D.C. to help out a congressman opens his eyes to the corruption thriving there. Nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture!
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Classic tale of a young idealist whose journey to Washington D.C. to help out a congressman opens his eyes to the corruption thriving there. Nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture!

Original Release

10/19/1939

US Release

10/19/1939

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Cast

Claude Rains Senator Joseph Paine / Joseph Paine
James Stewart Jefferson Smith
Jean Arthur Saunders / Clarissa Saunders
Thomas Mitchell Diz Moore
Edward Arnold Jim Taylor
Guy Kibbee Governor Hopper
Eugene Pallette Chick McGann
Beulah Bondi Ma Smith
Harry Carey President of the Senate
H.B. Warner Senate Majority Leader
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Frank Capra

Writers

Lewis R. Foster, Sidney Buchman, Myles Connolly

Cast

Claude Rains Senator Joseph Paine / Joseph Paine
James Stewart Jefferson Smith
Jean Arthur Saunders / Clarissa Saunders
Thomas Mitchell Diz Moore
Edward Arnold Jim Taylor
Guy Kibbee Governor Hopper
Eugene Pallette Chick McGann
Beulah Bondi Ma Smith
Harry Carey President of the Senate
H.B. Warner Senate Majority Leader
Grant Mitchell Senator MacPherson
Pierre Watkin Senate Minority Leader / Senator Barnes
Porter Hall Senator Monroe
Astrid Allwyn Susan Paine
Ruth Donnelly Mrs. Hopper / Emma Hopper
Charles Lane Nosey
William Demarest Bill Griffith
Dick Elliott Carl Cook
Russell Simpson Kenneth Allen
Delmar Watson Hopper Boy / Jimmie Hopper

Producers

Frank Capra Producer

Editors

Al Clark, Gene Havlick

1940 Oscar Best Picture Nominated
1940 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1940 Oscar Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
1940 Oscar Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
1940 Oscar Best Director Nominated
1940 Oscar Best Writing, Original Story Won
1940 Oscar Best Writing, Screenplay Nominated
1940 Oscar Best Art Direction Nominated
1940 Oscar Best Sound, Recording Nominated
1940 Oscar Best Film Editing Nominated
1940 Oscar Best Music, Scoring Nominated
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