Mr. Smith Goes to Washington(1939)

Directors : Frank Capra

Synopsis :

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.

Our View :

This classic feels timely, though made in 1939, with fast-talking star performances and patriotism that will strike a chord.

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