Mr Smith Goes to Washington

Mr  Smith Goes to Washington poster
Naive and idealistic Jefferson Smith, leader of the Boy Rangers, is appointed on a lark by the spineless governor of his state. He is reunited with the state's senior senator--presidential hopeful and childhood hero, Senator Joseph Paine. In Washington, however, Smith discovers many of the shortcomings of the political process as his earnest goal of a national boys' camp leads to a conflict with the state political boss, Jim Taylor. Taylor first tries to corrupt Smith and then later attempts to destroy Smith through a scandal.

Director: Frank Capra
Writer: Sidney Buchman (screen play), Lewis R. Foster (story)
Production: N/A
Genre: comedy, drama
Year: 1939
MetaScore: 73/100
ImdbRating: 8.1
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 19 Oct 1939
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 16 nominations.


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Miss Saunders
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I guess this is just another lost cause...
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Behind them
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We seem to be alone
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Just get up off the ground
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What do you expect me to do
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Willet Dam is a fraud
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Or I'm crazy
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Senator Smith
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I wish to ask my distinguished colleague
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In protest
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Thank you
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He'll never get started
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Here we go
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And declare a holiday
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When Foley died
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The Constitution of the United States
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I can promise you one thing
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What do you think
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I'm still asking myself
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When I came here
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Daniel Webster used to use it
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You're bill is ready
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My Dad had the right idea
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Everybody just calls you plain Saunders
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What did you get me outta bed for
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Sicking that horrible dame on him when...
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She may be the next First Lady of the...
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I always get a great kick out of that...
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This is Daniel Webster's desk
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Have a drink
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I know how you feel
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Senator Samuel Foley
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Stop havin' kittens
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Suppose we don't try to go through with...
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Horace Miller
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If I throw a party man
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Your political future
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That settles it
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A Boy Ranger
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Turn the ballyhoo boys loose
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It is in that spirit that we gather here...
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Things sure happen fast around here
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Where is he
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I'll see you later
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What do I mean
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What do you think of the girls in this...
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How'd it happen
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They're right
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It hasn't been easy
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Deficiency Bill
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Doggone it
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This is a man's world
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Where can we get a drink
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That guy's batty
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What's the matter
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Movie Quotes

Movie Cast

Saunders - Jean Arthur
Jefferson Smith - James Stewart
Senator Joseph Paine - Claude Rains
Jim Taylor - Edward Arnold
Governor Hopper - Guy Kibbee
Diz Moore - Thomas Mitchell
Chick McGann - Eugene Pallette
Ma Smith - Beulah Bondi
Senate Majority Leader - H.B. Warner
President of the Senate - Harry Carey
Susan Paine - Astrid Allwyn
Mrs. Hopper - Ruth Donnelly
Senator MacPherson - Grant Mitchell
Senator Monroe - Porter Hall
H.V. Kaltenborn - H.V. Kaltenborn
Nosey - Charles Lane
Senate Minority Leader - Pierre Watkin
Carl Cook - Dick Elliott
Bill Griffith - William Demarest
Hopper Boy - Billy Watson
Hopper Boy - Delmar Watson
Hopper Boy - Harry Watson
Hopper Boy (as Baby Dumpling) - Larry Simms
Hopper Boy (as Gary Watson) - Garry Watson
Handwriting Expert - Erville Alderson
Hoodlum - Harry Anderson
Senator Hodges - Stanley Andrews
Reporter - William Arnold
Senator Lancaster - Sam Ash
Senator - Edwin August
Inventor at Smith's Office Door - Frank Austin
Senator Hammett - Harry A. Bailey
Boy Ranger - Tommy Baker
Committeewoman - Kathryn Bates
Senate Clerk - Brooks Benedict
Hopper's Butler - Wilson Benge
Foreign Diplomat - Edward Biby
Family Man - Wade Boteler
Arthur Kim - Harry C. Bradley
Photographer - Lynton Brent
Senate Reporter - Ed Brewer
Senator Dwight - Al Bridge
Mr. Edwards - Howling Citizen - Harlan Briggs
Newspaper employee - Edward Brophy
Boy Cheering for Smith in Meeting - Tommy Bupp
Senate Reporter - Harry Burkhardt
Senator Dearhorn - Frederick Burton
Third Radio Speaker - Georgia Caine
Announcer - Ken Carpenter
Sweeney Farrell - Newsman - Jack Carson
Townsend - Burr Caruth
Handwriting Expert - Maurice Cass
Ragner - Newsman - Allan Cavan
Reporter - Eddy Chandler
Reporter - George Chandler
Committeeman - Davison Clark
Mrs. McGann - Dora Clement
Minor Role - Richard Clucas
Assistant Bartender - Shirley Coates
Senator Gower - Edmund Cobb
Photographer - Eddie Coke
Woman at Station - Dorothy Comingore
Man in Press Section of Senate Gallery - Chester Conklin
Reporter - Hal Cooke
Waiter - George Cooper
Committeewoman - Georgie Cooper
Photographer - Jack Cooper
Senate Reporter - Nick Copeland
Senate Reporter - Anne Cornwall
Barber - Gino Corrado
Diggs - Newsman - Maurice Costello
Speaker - Alec Craig
Paine's Secretary - Beatrice Curtis
Senate Clerk - Lew Davis
Senate Reporter - Dulce Day
Paine's Friend - Wally Dean
Senate Reporter - Vernon Dent
Hat Salesman / Secretary - Harry Depp
Waiter - Joe Devlin
Reporter - Clyde Dilson
Secretary - John Dilson
Senate Chaplain - Neal Dodd
Paine's Secretary - Ann Doran
Taylor's Stooge - Lester Dorr
Reporter - Robert Dudley
Reporter - Edward Earle
Paine's Secretary - Helen Jerome Eddy
Reporter - Jack Egan
Francis Scott Key - Douglas Evans
Senate Reporter - Eddie Fetherston
Senate Reporter - Mabel Forrest
Hopper's Secretary - Byron Foulger
Committeewoman - Gladys Gale
Reporter - Jack Gardner
Hopper Girl - Frances Gifford
Woman at Station - June Gittelson
Angry committee member - Gus Glassmire
Woman - Mary Gordon
Black Committeeman - Jesse Graves
Woman at Station - Lorna Gray
Senate Guard - Roger Haliday
Senator in final scene - Cliff Hall
House Boy - Wilfred Hari
First Radio Announcer - Harry Hayden
Senator - Henry Hebert
Soapbox Speaker - Louis Jean Heydt
Senator - Fred Hoose
Boy Ranger - Philip Hurlic
Butler - Olaf Hytten
Senator Fernwick - John Ince
Committeeman - Lloyd Ingraham
Minor Role - Mitchell Ingraham
Senator Byron - Frank Jaquet
Hoodlum - Dick Jensen
Pageboy Richard Jones - Dickie Jones
Reporter - Eddie Kane
Reporter - Donald Kerr
Senate Reporter - Milton Kibbee
Summers - newsman - Joe King
Senator - Richard Kipling
Reporter Asking 'What Do You Think of the Girls in This Town?' - Evalyn Knapp
Senator Carlton - Wright Kramer
Bodyguard - Paul Kruger
Boy Ranger - Bobby Larson
Boy Ranger - Billy Lechner
Rabbi - P.H. Levy
Mrs. Edwards - Vera Lewis
Chorus Member - Jack Lindquist
Hoodlum - George Lloyd
Chief Clerk - Arthur Loft
Committeewoman - Jane Loofbourrow
Hoodlum - Jack Low
Boy Ranger - Jackie Lowe
Photographer - Jimmie Lucas
Pompous Man - Wilfred Lucas
Senator - Stanley Mack
Head Sister - Mary MacLaren
Photographer - Hank Mann
Nun with Cheering Orphan Boys - Margaret Mann
Reporter - Thomas Martin
Man in Senate Building - Eric Mayne
Senator Albert - Philo McCullough
Assistant Bartender - Ralph McCullough
Reporter - Matt McHugh
Reporter - George McKay
Civil War Veteran at Lincoln Memorial - Lafe McKee
Boy Ranger - Sammy McKim
Senator - Frank McLure
Reporter - James McNamara
Second Radio Announcer - Robert Middlemass
Senate Reporter - James Millican
Shoe Salesman - Howard M. Mitchell
Man in Senate Building - Bert Moorhouse
Reporter - Gene Morgan
Senate Clerk - Robert Morgan
Senator Fuller - Edmund Mortimer
Reporter - William Newell
Boy Ranger - Ray Nichols
Pompous Man - Field Norton
Foreign Diplomat - Alex Novinsky
Senator Alfred - Frank O'Connor
Fisk - Frank Otto
Hoodlum - Joe Palma
Committeewoman - Blanche Payson
Handwriting Expert - Frank Puglia
Minor Role - Spencer Quinn
Senate Reporter - Tom Quinn
Senate Reporter - Ed Randolph
Hoodlum - Charles Regan
Lang - Jack Rice
Senator Manchester - Jack Richardson
Senator - Henry Roquemore
Otis Hopper - Johnny Russell
Newspaperman with Pipe - Walter Sande
Kenneth Allen - Russell Simpson
Senator Pickett - Walter Soderling
Senator Atwater - Harry Stafford
Senator Ashman - Wyndham Standing
Flood - Newsman - Paul Stanton
Committeeman - Larry Steers
Foreign Diplomat - Count Stefenelli
Senate Reporter - Robert Sterling
Senate Reporter - Craig Stevens
Committeeman - Landers Stevens
Senator Burdette - Carl Stockdale
Bodyguard - Harry Strang
Cab Driver - Charles Sullivan
Pompous Man - Ben Taggart
Committeewoman - Emma Tansey
Reporter - Dub Taylor
Senator Carlisle - Ferris Taylor
Bodyguard - Harry Tenbrook
Doorman - Arthur Thalasso
Butler - Edward Thomas
Hendricks - Frank M. Thomas
Boy Ranger - Layne Tom Jr.
Senator Grainger - Victor Travis
Mrs. Taylor - Laura Treadwell
Undetermined Role - John Tyrrell
Paine's Friend - Frederick Vroom
Committeewoman - Bess Wade
Minor Role - David Wade
Photographer - Max Waizmann
Senator Holland - Robert Walker
Jane Hopper - Myonne Walsh
Photographer - John Ward
Reporter - Billy Wayne
Schultz - Newsman - Lloyd Whitlock
Senate Guard - Dave Willock
Committeewoman - Florence Wix
Committeewoman - Eleanor Wood
Committeeman - William Worthington