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.

  1. Frank Capra


  2. Sidney Buchman


  3. Lewis R. Foster


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  1. Jean Arthur

    Jean Arthur

    Clarissa Saunders

  2. James Stewart

    James Stewart

    Jefferson Smith

  3. Claude Rains

    Claude Rains

    Sen. Joseph Harrison Paine

  4. Edward Arnold

    Edward Arnold

    Jim Taylor

  5. Guy Kibbee

    Guy Kibbee

    Gov. Hubert 'Happy' Hopper

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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington



Status Released

Release Information

  • October 17, 1939


  • October 19, 1939


Original Language English

Runtime 2h 9m

Budget $1,500,000.00

Revenue $9,600,000.00



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