U.S, 1939, 125 min, 4K DCP, Dir. Frank Capra, Not rated but suitable for children, Sony Pictures
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
“Quintessential Capra served up with fast-talking comic panache.” – Nigel Floyd, Time Out
Anyone who equates “Capraesque” with “naively idealistic” will be surprised by the clear-eyed vision of this political comedy about a country rube turned US senator (James Stewart) who singlehandedly faces down a corrupt political machine. After a pre-release screening in Washington, it was condemned as being anti-American and pro-Communist. Guided by director Frank Capra’s sure hand, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington was nominated for 11 Oscars. Stewart’s performance — particularly his celebrated filibuster scene — made him a star.
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