Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Certificate

U

Length

129 mins

Genre

Director

Rating

5/55/55/55/55/5

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When a senator suddenly dies a few weeks short of an important Bill being put through congress there is an urgency to find a replacement, one who can be manipulated by his peers to back the Bill so that they can line their own pockets. Enter the naive leader of the Boy Rangers, Jefferson Smith (James Stewart - The Shootist) who is unexpectedly chosen to be senator by the week minded state governor. Over awed by all the political history of Washington, Smith soon discovers that those elected by the people to serve the people are a corrupt bunch, especially Senator Joseph Paine (Claude Rains - The White Tower) who was a friend of his father. When Smith decides to oppose the Bill he finds himself the focus of much attention as political boss Jim Taylor (Edward Arnold) and Senator Paine throw everything they can at him to silence him before he spoils their plans. ... Read Review