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 on a lark by the spineless governor of his state. He is reunited with the state's senior senator--presidential hopeful and childhood hero, Senator Joseph Paine. In Washington, however, Smith discovers many of the shortcomings of the political process as his earnest goal of a national boys' camp leads to a conflict with the state political boss, Jim Taylor. Taylor first tries to corrupt Smith and then later attempts to destroy Smith through a scandal.

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
Colin James Mackey
Narrator
Harry Carey
President of the Senate
H.B. Warner
Senate Majority Leader
Grant Mitchell
Sen. MacPherson
Pierre Watkin
Sen. Barnes
Porter Hall
Sen. Monroe
Astrid Allwyn
Susan Paine
Ruth Donnelly
Emma Hopper
Charles Lane
Nosey newsman
William Demarest
Bill Griffith
Dick Elliott
Carl Cook
Russell Simpson
Kenneth Allen
Delmar Watson
Jimmie Hopper
John Russell
Hopper Boy
Frances Gifford
Hopper Girl
Larry Simms
Hopper Boy (as Baby Dumpling)
Billy Watson
Peter Hopper
Harry Watson
Hopper Boy
Garry Watson
Hopper Boy
Wilson Benge
Hopper's Butler
Dickie Jones
Pageboy Richard Jones
H.V. Kaltenborn
Himself - Radio Broadcaster / Trailer Narrator
Erville Alderson
Handwriting Expert
Frank Puglia
Handwriting Expert
Maurice Cass
Handwriting Expert
Stanley Andrews
Senator Hodges
Al Bridge
Senator Dwight
Edwin August
Senator
Edmund Cobb
Senator Gower
Sam Ash
Senator Lancaster
Harry A. Bailey
Senator Hammett
Stanley Mack
Senator
Brooks Benedict
Senate Clerk
Wade Boteler
Family Man
Dorothy Comingore
Woman at Station
Chester Conklin
Man in Press Section of Senate Gallery
Gino Corrado
Barber
Ann Doran
Paine's Secretary
Robert Emmett Keane
Editor
Matt McHugh
Reporter
Kathryn Bates
Committeewoman
Frank Austin
Inventor at Smith's Office Door
William Arnold
Reporter
Tommy Baker
Boy Ranger
Robert Sterling
Senate Reporter
Dub Taylor
Reporter
George Chandler
Reporter
Fred 'Snowflake' Toones
Porter
Jack Carson
Sweeney Farrell - Newsman
Tommy Bupp
Boy Cheering for Smith in Meeting
Dora Clement
Mrs. McGann
Bert Moorhouse
Man in Senate Building
Harry C. Bradley
Arthur Kim
Lynton Brent
Photographer
Ed Brewer
Senate Reporter
Harlan Briggs
Mr. Edwards - Howling Citizen
Harry Burkhardt
Senate Reporter
Frederick Burton
Senator Dearhorn
Georgia Caine
Third Radio Speaker
Ken Carpenter
Announcer
Burr Caruth
Townsend
Allan Cavan
Ragner - 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
Georgie Cooper
Committeewoman
Jack Cooper
Photographer
Nick Copeland
Senate Reporter
Vernon Dent
Senate Reporter
Maurice Costello
Diggs - Newsman
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
Helen Jerome Eddy
Paine's Secretary
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
Jack Gardner
Reporter
Mary Gordon
Woman
June Gittelson
Woman at Station
Lorna Gray
Woman at Station
Harry Hayden
First Radio Announcer
Louis Jean Heydt
Soapbox Speaker
John Ince
Senator Fernwick
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
Lloyd Ingraham
Committeeman
Mitchell Ingraham
Minor Role
Dick Jensen
Hoodlum
John Lester Johnson
Butler
Eddie Kane
Reporter
Donald Kerr
Reporter
Milton Kibbee
Senate Reporter
Joe King
Summers - 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
Jack Lindquist
Chorus Member
George Lloyd
Hoodlum
Arthur Loft
Chief Clerk
Jack Low
Hoodlum
Jimmie Lucas
Photographer
Mary MacLaren
Head Sister
Hank Mann
Photographer
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
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 - 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 - Newsman
John Tyrrell
Undetermined Role
Frederick Vroom
Paine's Friend
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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