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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington [1939 film] by…

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington [1939 film]

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

Other authors: Astrid Allwyn (Actor), Edward Arnold (Actor), Jean Arthur (Actor), Beulah Bondi (Actor), Claude Rains (Actor)6 more, Lewis R. Foster (Original story), Guy Kibbee (Actor), Evalyn Knapp (Actor), Thomas Mitchell (Actor), James Stewart (Actor), Dimitri Tiomkin (Composer)

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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
Connolly, MylesScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Allwyn, AstridActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Arnold, EdwardActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Arthur, JeanActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bondi, BeulahActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Claude RainsActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Foster, Lewis R.Original storysecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kibbee, GuyActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Knapp, EvalynActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mitchell, ThomasActorsecondary 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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