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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington [film] by Frank…

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington [film]

by Frank Capra (Director), Sidney Buchman (Screenwriter)

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A boyscout leader appointed to the senate stands up to corruption.

The ending is very abrupt. And it's a bit depressing to compare the Washington in the film to modern day politics. (I mean, really, a senator's career being threatened by it being known that he did something in the interest of a business? Talk about suspension of disbelief...) But this is probably the ultimate Jimmy Stewart movie. He is constantly - every second he's on screen - giving what's probably the best performance of his career.

Concept: B
Story: A
Characters: A
Dialog: A
Pacing: A
Cinematography: B
Special effects/design: A
Acting: A
Music: C

Enjoyment: A

GPA: 3.6/4 ( )
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Capra, FrankDirectorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Buchman, SidneyScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Arnold, Edwardsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Arthur, Jeansecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bondi, Beulahsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Claude Rainssecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Foster, Lewis R.Original storysecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kibbee, Guysecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Stewart, JamesActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tiomkin, DimitriComposersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Washington's youngest senator exposes corruption in high places, almost at the cost of his career.

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