Mr. Smith Goes To Washington


Film Info
Release Year:1939
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Frank Capra
Cast:James Stewart
Claude Rains
Jean Arthur
Produced By:Frank Capra


When the idealistic young Jefferson Smith (James Stewart) winds up appointed to the United States Senate, he gains the mentorship of Senator Joseph Paine (Claude Rains). However, Paine isn't as noble as his reputation would indicate, and he becomes involved in a scheme to discredit Smith, who wants to build a boys' campsite where a more lucrative project could go. Determined to stand up against Paine and his corrupt peers, Smith takes his case to the Senate floor.

Additional Information

NOTE: The January 14th screening is for Members Only.