Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

United States, 1939

Film
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James Stewart stars as naive young Jefferson Smith, the well-loved head of a chain of boys’ clubs, who is unwittingly set up by a group of unscrupulous politicians and sent to Washington as a Senator. He is expected to vote as the party machine dictates and so ease the passage of a fraudulent Bill. Jeff discovers the double-deal and the normally mild mannered good guy turns into a veritable “house on fire” to attack the web of corruption that surrounds him.

Credits

director
Duration

02:06:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1939

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

35380

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Comedy

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Political science

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → United States - Politics and government

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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