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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

1939-10-19 | Comedy / Drama
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Naive and idealistic Jefferson Smith, leader of the Boy Rangers, is appointed to the United States Senate by the puppet governor of his state. He soon discovers, upon going to Washington, many shortcomings of the political process as his earnest goal of a national boys' camp leads to a conflict with the state political boss.
Director: Frank Capra
Stars: Jean Arthur, James Stewart

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5 wins 18 nominations
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    Best Writing, Original Story

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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington FAQ

Naive and idealistic Jefferson Smith, leader of the Boy Rangers, is appointed to the United States Senate by the puppet governor of his state. He soon discovers, upon going to Washington, many shortcomings of the political process as his earnest goal of a national boys' camp leads to a conflict with the state political boss..
The certification of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is NR.
On July 23, 2021, there were 5252 public reaction to Mr. Smith Goes to Washington including patriotic, innocence and desire, honorable character, role model, nationalistic.
The director of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is Frank Capra.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington won 1940 Academy Awards, USA, 2009 Online Film & Television Association, 1989 National Film Preservation Board, USA, 1939 Faro Island Film Festival, 1939 National Board of Review, USA.
On July 23, 2021, the IMDB rating of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is 8.1/10, Rotten Tomato rating is 85/100, Metacritic rating is 73/100, TMDB rating is 8.0/10.
The casts of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington are Jean Arthur starring as Clarissa Saunders, James Stewart starring as Jefferson Smith, Claude Rains starring as Joseph Paine, Edward Arnold starring as Jim Taylor, Guy Kibbee starring as Governor Hopper, Thomas Mitchell starring as Diz Moore.
The production budget of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington was 1,500,000 USD.
The revenue of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington was 9,600,000 USD.
The genre of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is Comedy,Drama.
The full version of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is provided by HBO Max , Amazon Video , YouTube , Google Play Movies , FandangoNOW , Vudu , Microsoft Store , Redbox , DIRECTV
The runtime of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is 129 minutes.