Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

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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.

Director: Frank Capra
Writer: Sidney Buchman

Release Date: 1939-10-19
Status: Released
Run time: 129 min / 2:9
Budget: $1,500,000
Revenue: $9,600,000
Production Company : Columbia Pictures
Production Country: United States of America

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

Crew

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

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