About the film
washington d.c. senate senator sightseeing governor politician idealist dam camp conservative disillusionment political corruption integrity usa politics determination filibuster walkout political machine smear campaign expulsion attempt
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Release Date: October 19, 1939
|Slogan||:||«Romance, drama, laughter and heartbreak... created out of the very heart and soil of America!»|
|Production Companies||:||Columbia Pictures|
|Writers||:||Lewis R. Foster, Sidney Buchman|
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.