Mr. Smith goes to Washington

Showings

The Bay Theatre Fri, Oct 23 7:30 PM
The Bay Theatre Sat, Oct 24 7:30 PM
The Bay Theatre Sun, Oct 25 4:30 PM
Film Info
Release Year:1939
Genre:Comedy, drama
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Frank Capra
Cast:James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains

Description

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.