Mr. Smith Goes To Washington

  • 1939
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Political

Stellar Capra-corn Americana. This great film works on the premise that all that is necessary for evil to triumph is the inaction of good men. Against this danger, director Frank Capra shows a naive everyman to be the true guardian of democratic ideals. James Stewart gives the performance that made him a star as Jefferson Smith, an innocent bumpkin selected...read more

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Mr. Smith Goes To Washington - Official Trailer
01:42 — 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 (more…)
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TCM's original promo for American Politics in the Movies, featuring Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, The Candidate, The Great McGinty, and All the King's (more…)

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  • Review: Stellar Capra-corn Americana. This great film works on the premise that all that is necessary for evil to triumph is the inaction of good men. Against this danger, director Frank Capra shows a naive everyman to be the true guardian of democratic ideals. Ja… (more)

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