Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

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.

Directing:
  • Frank Capra

Writing:
  • Sidney Buchman
  • Lewis R. Foster

Stars:
Release Date: 1939-10-19
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IMDb icon 8.2/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 129
  • Budget: $1,500,000
  • Revenue: $9,600,000
James Stewart
James Stewart
Jefferson Smith
Jean Arthur
Jean Arthur
Clarissa Saunders
Claude Rains
Claude Rains
Sen. Joseph Harrison Paine
Edward Arnold
Edward Arnold
Jim Taylor
Guy Kibbee
Guy Kibbee
Gov. Hubert 'Happy' Hopper
Thomas Mitchell
Thomas Mitche...
Diz Moore
Eugene Pallette
Eugene Pallet...
Chick McGann
Beulah Bondi
Beulah Bondi
Ma Smith
H.B. Warner
H.B. Warner
Senate Majority Leader
Harry Carey
Harry Carey
President of the Senate
Astrid Allwyn
Astrid Allwyn
Susan Paine
Ruth Donnelly
Ruth Donnelly
Emma Hopper
Grant Mitchell
Grant Mitchel...
Sen. MacPherson
Porter Hall
Porter Hall
Sen. Monroe
H.V. Kaltenborn
H.V. Kaltenbo...
Himself, a Radio Broadcaster / Trailer Narrator
Charles Lane
Charles Lane
Nosey Newsman
Pierre Watkin
Pierre Watkin
Sen. Barnes
Dick Elliott
Dick Elliott
Carl Cook
William Demarest
William Demar...
Bill Griffith
Delmar Watson
Delmar Watson
Jimmie Hopper
John Russell
John Russell
Hopper Boy
Larry Simms
Larry Simms
Hopper Boy (as Baby Dumpling)
Russell Simpson
Russell Simps...
Kenneth Allen (uncredited)
Frances Gifford
Frances Giffo...
Hopper Girl (uncredited)
Dickie Jones
Dickie Jones
Pageboy Richard Jones (uncredited)
Erville Alderson
Erville Alder...
Handwriting Expert (uncredited)
Frank Puglia
Frank Puglia
Handwriting Expert (uncredited)
Maurice Cass
Maurice Cass
Handwriting Expert (uncredited)
Stanley Andrews
Stanley Andre...
Senator Hodges (uncredited)
Al Bridge
Al Bridge
Senator Dwight (uncredited)
Edwin August
Edwin August
Senator (uncredited)
Edmund Cobb
Edmund Cobb
Senator Gower (uncredited)
Brooks Benedict
Brooks Benedi...
Senate Clerk (uncredited)
Wade Boteler
Wade Boteler
Family Man (uncredited)
Dorothy Comingore
Dorothy Comin...
Woman at Station (uncredited)
Chester Conklin
Chester Conkl...
Man in Press Section of Senate Gallery (uncredited)
Gino Corrado
Gino Corrado
Barber (uncredited)
Ann Doran
Ann Doran
Paine's Secretary (uncredited)
Robert Emmett Keane
Robert Emmett...
Editor (uncredited)
Matt McHugh
Matt McHugh
Reporter (uncredited)
Robert Sterling
Robert Sterli...
Senate Reporter (uncredited)
Dub Taylor
Dub Taylor
Reporter (uncredited)
George Chandler
George Chandl...
Reporter (uncredited)
Fred 'Snowflake' Toones
Fred 'Snowfla...
Porter (uncredited)
Jack Carson
Jack Carson
Sweeney Farrell a Newsman (uncredited)
Tommy Bupp
Tommy Bupp
Boy Cheering for Smith in Meeting
Dora Clement
Dora Clement
Mrs. McGann
Bert Moorhouse
Bert Moorhous...
Man in Senate Building (uncredited)
Lynton Brent
Lynton Brent
Photographer
Frederick Burton
Frederick Bur...
Senator Dearhorn
Georgia Caine
Georgia Caine
Third Radio Speaker (uncredited)
Davison Clark
Davison Clark
Committeeman
Alec Craig
Alec Craig
Speaker
Anne Cornwall
Anne Cornwall
Senate Reporter
George Cooper
George Cooper
Waiter (uncredited)
Vernon Dent
Vernon Dent
Senate Reporter
Maurice Costello
Maurice Coste...
Diggs a Newsman (uncredited)
Byron Foulger
Byron Foulger
Hopper's Secretary (uncredited)
Helen Jerome Eddy
Helen Jerome...
Paine's Secretary (uncredited)
Douglas Evans
Douglas Evans
Francis Scott Key
Joe Devlin
Joe Devlin
Waiter
John Dilson
John Dilson
Secretary
Lester Dorr
Lester Dorr
Taylor's Stooge
Robert Dudley
Robert Dudley
Reporter
Edward Earle
Edward Earle
Reporter
Jack Egan
Jack Egan
Reporter
Mary Gordon
Mary Gordon
Woman (uncredited)
June Gittelson
June Gittelso...
Woman at Station
Lorna Gray
Lorna Gray
Woman at Station
Harry Hayden
Harry Hayden
First Radio Announcer (uncredited)
Louis Jean Heydt
Louis Jean He...
Soapbox Speaker
John Ince
John Ince
Senator Fernwick (uncredited)
Frank Jaquet
Frank Jaquet
Senator Byron
Philo McCullough
Philo McCullo...
Senator Albert
Fred Hoose
Fred Hoose
Senator
Olaf Hytten
Olaf Hytten
Butler (uncredited)
Lloyd Ingraham
Lloyd Ingraha...
Committeeman (uncredited)
Milton Kibbee
Milton Kibbee
Senate Reporter (uncredited)
Joe King
Joe King
Summers a Newsman
Evalyn Knapp
Evalyn Knapp
Reporter Asking 'What Do You Think of the Girls in This Town?'
Bobby Larson
Bobby Larson
Boy Ranger
Vera Lewis
Vera Lewis
Mrs. Edwards (uncredited)
George Lloyd
George Lloyd
Hoodlum
Arthur Loft
Arthur Loft
Chief Clerk
Mary MacLaren
Mary MacLaren
Head Sister
Hank Mann
Hank Mann
Photographer (uncredited)
Margaret Mann
Margaret Mann
Nun with Cheering Orphan Boys
Eric Mayne
Eric Mayne
Man in Senate Building
Lafe McKee
Lafe McKee
Civil War Veteran at Lincoln Memorial
Ben Taggart
Ben Taggart
Pompous Man (uncredited)
Wilfred Lucas
Wilfred Lucas
Pompous Man
Sammy McKim
Sammy McKim
Boy Ranger
William Newell
William Newel...
Reporter
Robert Middlemass
Robert Middle...
Second Radio Announcer
James Millican
James Millica...
Senate Reporter
Robert Morgan
Robert Morgan
Senate Clerk
Frank O'Connor
Frank O'Conno...
Senator Alfred
Tom Quinn
Tom Quinn
Senate Reporter
Wyndham Standing
Wyndham Stand...
Senator Ashman
Ferris Taylor
Ferris Taylor
Senator Carlisle
Jack Richardson
Jack Richards...
Senator Manchester
Walter Soderling
Walter Soderl...
Senator Pickett
Carl Stockdale
Carl Stockdal...
Senator Burdette
Robert Walker
Robert Walker
Senator Holland
Craig Stevens
Craig Stevens
Senate Reporter
Paul Stanton
Paul Stanton
Flood a Newsman
Walter Sande
Walter Sande
Newspaperman with Pipe
Frank M. Thomas
Frank M. Thom...
Hendricks
Harry Strang
Harry Strang
Bodyguard
Dave Willock
Dave Willock
Senate Guard
Lloyd Whitlock
Lloyd Whitloc...
Schultz a Newsman
John Tyrrell
John Tyrrell
Undetermined Role
Frederick Vroom
Frederick Vro...
Paine's Friend (uncredited)
Florence Wix
Florence Wix
Committeewoman
Larry Steers
Larry Steers
Committeeman
Landers Stevens
Landers Steve...
Committeeman
Edward Biby
Edward Biby
Foreign Diplomat
Frank McLure
Frank McLure
Senator (uncredited)
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