Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

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.
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Film Cast:

  • Jefferson Smith: James Stewart
  • Clarissa Saunders: Jean Arthur
  • Joseph Paine: Claude Rains
  • Jim Taylor: Edward Arnold
  • Governor Hopper: Guy Kibbee
  • Diz Moore: Thomas Mitchell
  • Chick McGann: Eugene Pallette
  • Ma Smith: Beulah Bondi
  • Senate Majority Leader: H.B. Warner
  • President of the Senate: Harry Carey
  • Susan Paine: Astrid Allwyn
  • Emma Hopper: Ruth Donnelly
  • Senator MacPherson: Grant Mitchell
  • Senator Monroe: Porter Hall
  • Senator Barnes: Pierre Watkin
  • Nosey: Charles Lane
  • Bill Griffith: William Demarest
  • Carl Cook: Dick Elliott
  • Peter Hopper: Billy Watson
  • Jimmie Hopper: Delmar Watson
  • Hopper Boy: John Russell
  • Hopper Boy: Harry Watson
  • Hopper Boy: Garry Watson
  • Hopper Boy: Larry Simms
  • Radio Broadcaster: H.V. Kaltenborn
  • Kenneth Allen (uncredited): Russell Simpson
  • Hopper Girl (uncredited): Frances Gifford
  • Narrator (uncredited): Colin James Mackey
  • Hopper’s Butler (uncredited): Wilson Benge
  • Richard Jones (uncredited): Dickie Jones
  • Handwriting Expert (uncredited): Erville Alderson
  • Handwriting Expert (uncredited): Frank Puglia
  • Handwriting Expert (uncredited): Maurice Cass
  • Senator Hodges (uncredited): Stanley Andrews
  • Senator Dwight (uncredited): Al Bridge
  • Senator (uncredited): Edwin August
  • Senator Gower (uncredited): Edmund Cobb
  • Senator Lancaster (uncredited): Sam Ash
  • Senator Hammett (uncredited): Harry A. Bailey
  • Senator (uncredited): Stanley Mack
  • Senate Clerk (uncredited): Brooks Benedict
  • Family Man (uncredited): Wade Boteler
  • Woman at Station (uncredited): Dorothy Comingore
  • Reporter (uncredited): Chester Conklin
  • Barber (uncredited): Gino Corrado
  • Paine’s Secretary (uncredited): Ann Doran
  • Editor (uncredited): Robert Emmett Keane
  • Reporter (uncredited): Matt McHugh
  • Committeewoman (uncredited): Kathryn Bates
  • Inventor (uncredited): Frank Austin
  • Reporter (uncredited): William Arnold
  • Boy Ranger (uncredited): Tommy Baker
  • Senate Reporter (uncredited): Robert Sterling
  • Reporter (uncredited): Dub Taylor
  • Reporter (uncredited): George Chandler
  • Porter (uncredited): Fred ‘Snowflake’ Toones
  • Sweeney Farrell (uncredited): Jack Carson
  • Cheering Boy (uncredited): Tommy Bupp
  • Mrs. McGann (uncredited): Dora Clement
  • Man in Senate Building (uncredited): Bert Moorhouse
  • Arthur Kim (uncredited): Harry C. Bradley
  • Photographer (uncredited): Lynton Brent
  • Senate Reporter (uncredited): Ed Brewer
  • Mr. Edwards (uncredited): Harlan Briggs
  • Senate Reporter (uncredited): Harry Burkhardt
  • Senator Dearhorn (uncredited): Frederick Burton
  • Third Radio Speaker (uncredited): Georgia Caine
  • Announcer (uncredited): Ken Carpenter
  • Townsend (uncredited): Burr Caruth
  • Ragner (uncredited): Allan Cavan
  • Reporter (uncredited): Eddy Chandler
  • Committeeman (uncredited): Davison Clark
  • (uncredited): Richard Clucas
  • Assistant Bartender (uncredited): Shirley Coates
  • Photographer (uncredited): Eddie Coke
  • Reporter (uncredited): Hal Cooke
  • Speaker (uncredited): Alec Craig
  • Senate Reporter (uncredited): Anne Cornwall
  • Waiter (uncredited): George Cooper
  • Committeewoman (uncredited): Georgie Cooper
  • Photographer (uncredited): Jack Cooper
  • Senate Reporter (uncredited): Nick Copeland
  • Senate Reporter (uncredited): Vernon Dent
  • Diggs (uncredited): Maurice Costello
  • Paine’s Secretary (uncredited): Beatrice Curtis
  • Senate Clerk (uncredited): Lew Davis
  • Senate Reporter (uncredited): Dulcie Day
  • Paine’s Friend (uncredited): Wally Dean
  • Hat Salesman / Secretary (uncredited): Harry Depp
  • Hopper’s Secretary (uncredited): Byron Foulger
  • Paine’s Secretary (uncredited): Helen Jerome Eddy
  • Francis Scott Key (uncredited): Douglas Evans
  • Waiter (uncredited): Joe Devlin
  • Reporter (uncredited): Clyde Dilson
  • Secretary (uncredited): John Dilson
  • Senate Chaplain (uncredited): Neal Dodd
  • Taylor’s Stooge (uncredited): Lester Dorr
  • Reporter (uncredited): Robert Dudley
  • Reporter (uncredited): Edward Earle
  • Reporter (uncredited): Jack Egan
  • Senate Reporter (uncredited): Eddie Fetherston
  • Senate Reporter (uncredited): Mabel Forrest
  • Committeewoman (uncredited): Gladys Gale
  • Reporter (uncredited): Jack Gardner
  • Woman (uncredited): Mary Gordon
  • Woman at Station (uncredited): June Gittelson
  • Woman at Station (uncredited): Lorna Gray
  • First Radio Announcer (uncredited): Harry Hayden
  • Soapbox Speaker (uncredited): Louis Jean Heydt
  • Senator Fernwick (uncredited): John Ince
  • Senator Byron (uncredited): Frank Jaquet
  • Senator Albert (uncredited): Philo McCullough
  • Senator Carlton (uncredited): Wright Kramer
  • Senator (uncredited): Henry Hebert
  • Senator (uncredited): Fred Hoose
  • Senator (uncredited): Richard Kipling
  • Senate Guard (uncredited): Roger Haliday
  • House Boy (uncredited): Wilfred Hari
  • Boy Ranger (uncredited): Philip Hurlic
  • Butler (uncredited): Olaf Hytten
  • Committeeman (uncredited): Lloyd Ingraham
  • (uncredited): Mitchell Ingraham
  • Hoodlum (uncredited): Dick Jensen
  • Butler (uncredited): John Lester Johnson
  • Reporter (uncredited): Eddie Kane
  • Reporter (uncredited): Donald Kerr
  • Senate Reporter (uncredited): Milton Kibbee
  • Summers (uncredited): Joe King
  • Reporter (uncredited): Evalyn Knapp
  • Bodyguard (uncredited): Paul Kruger
  • Boy Ranger (uncredited): Bobby Larson
  • Boy Ranger (uncredited): Billy Lechner
  • Boy Ranger (uncredited): Jackie Lowe
  • Rabbi (uncredited): P.H. Levy
  • Mrs. Edwards (uncredited): Vera Lewis
  • Chorus Member (uncredited): Jack Lindquist
  • Hoodlum (uncredited): George Lloyd
  • Chief Clerk (uncredited): Arthur Loft
  • Hoodlum (uncredited): Jack Low
  • Photographer (uncredited): Jimmie Lucas
  • Head Sister (uncredited): Mary MacLaren
  • Photographer (uncredited): Hank Mann
  • Nun (uncredited): Margaret Mann
  • Man in Senate Building (uncredited): Eric Mayne
  • Assistant Bartender (uncredited): Ralph McCullough
  • Reporter (uncredited): George McKay
  • Veteran at Lincoln Memorial (uncredited): Lafe McKee
  • Pompous Man (uncredited): Ben Taggart
  • Pompous Man (uncredited): Field Norton
  • Pompous Man (uncredited): Wilfred Lucas
  • Boy Ranger (uncredited): Sammy McKim
  • Reporter (uncredited): James McNamara
  • Reporter (uncredited): William Newell
  • Radio Announcer #2 (uncredited): Robert Middlemass
  • Senate Reporter (uncredited): James Millican
  • Shoe Salesman (uncredited): Howard M. Mitchell
  • Porter (uncredited): Charles R. Moore
  • Reporter (uncredited): Gene Morgan
  • Senate Clerk (uncredited): Robert Morgan
  • Boy Ranger (uncredited): Ray Nichols
  • Foreign Diplomat (uncredited): Alex Novinsky
  • Senator Alfred (uncredited): Frank O’Connor
  • Fisk (uncredited): Frank Otto
  • Hoodlum (uncredited): Joe Palma
  • (uncredited): Spencer Quinn
  • Senate Reporter (uncredited): Tom Quinn
  • Senate Reporter (uncredited): Ed Randolph
  • Hoodlum (uncredited): Charles Regan
  • Lang (uncredited): Jack Rice
  • Senator Ashman (uncredited): Wyndham Standing
  • Senator Carlisle (uncredited): Ferris Taylor
  • Senator Manchester (uncredited): Jack Richardson
  • Senator Pickett (uncredited): Walter Soderling
  • Senator Atwater (uncredited): Harry Stafford
  • Senator Grainger (uncredited): Victor Travis
  • Senator Burdette (uncredited): Carl Stockdale
  • Senator Holland (uncredited): Robert Walker
  • Senator (uncredited): Henry Roquemore
  • Senate Reporter (uncredited): Craig Stevens
  • Flood a Newsman (uncredited): Paul Stanton
  • Otis Hopper (uncredited): Johnny Russell
  • Newspaperman with Pipe (uncredited): Walter Sande
  • Hendricks (uncredited): Frank M. Thomas
  • Bodyguard (uncredited): Harry Strang
  • Bodyguard (uncredited): Harry Tenbrook
  • Senate Guard (uncredited): Dave Willock
  • Schultz (uncredited): Lloyd Whitlock
  • (uncredited): John Tyrrell
  • Paine’s Friend (uncredited): Frederick Vroom
  • Cab Driver (uncredited): Charles Sullivan
  • Doorman (uncredited): Arthur Thalasso
  • Butler (uncredited): Edward Thomas
  • Mrs. Taylor (uncredited): Laura Treadwell
  • Boy Ranger (uncredited): Layne Tom Jr.
  • Jane Hopper (uncredited): Myonne Walsh
  • Reporter (uncredited): Billy Wayne
  • Photographer (uncredited): Max Waizmann
  • Photographer (uncredited): John Ward
  • Committeewoman (uncredited): Jane Loofbourrow
  • Committeewoman (uncredited): Blanche Payson
  • Committeewoman (uncredited): Emma Tansey
  • Committeewoman (uncredited): Bess Wade
  • Committeewoman (uncredited): Florence Wix
  • Committeewoman (uncredited): Eleanor Wood
  • Black Committeeman (uncredited): Jesse Graves
  • Angry Committee Member (uncredited): Gus Glassmire
  • Committeeman (uncredited): Larry Steers
  • Committeeman (uncredited): Landers Stevens
  • Committeeman (uncredited): William Worthington
  • Foreign Diplomat (uncredited): Edward Biby
  • Foreign Diplomat (uncredited): Count Stefenelli
  • (uncredited): David Wade
  • Senator (uncredited): Frank McLure

Film Crew:

  • Producer: Frank Capra
  • Production Office Assistant: Joseph Sistrom
  • Original Music Composer: Dimitri Tiomkin
  • Assistant Art Director: Cary Odell
  • Director of Photography: Joseph Walker
  • Editor: Gene Havlick
  • Story: Lewis R. Foster
  • Screenplay: Sidney Buchman
  • Hairstylist: Helen Hunt
  • Art Direction: Lionel Banks
  • Second Unit: Charles Vidor
  • Music: Ben Oakland
  • Costume Design: Robert Kalloch
  • Music Director: Morris Stoloff
  • Set Designer: Walter Holscher
  • Sound Engineer: Edward Bernds
  • Still Photographer: Irving Lippman
  • Special Effects: Fred Jackman Jr.
  • Additional Dialogue: Myles Connolly
  • Assistant Director: Richard McWhorter
  • Editor: Al Clark
  • Assistant Director: Rex Bailey
  • Music: R. H. Bassett
  • Visual Effects: Slavko Vorkapich
  • Makeup Artist: Fred B. Phillips
  • Assistant Director: Arthur S. Black Jr.
  • Set Dressing Artist: George Montgomery
  • Supervising Sound Editor: John P. Livadary
  • Hairstylist: Faye Hanlin
  • Makeup Artist: William Knight

Movie Reviews:

  • Andres Gomez: Fun movie with an interesting story and characters but with an extremely naïve ending.

    In any case, I must to be seen by Frank Capra and a young James Stewart.

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