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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

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129 min | Comedy, Drama

A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the United States Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back down.
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Writers
Sidney Buchman (screen play) | Lewis R. Foster (story)
Composer
Dimitri Tiomkin (musical score by)
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$ 1,500,000
Gross (USA)
$ 9,600,000
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Release date
Oct 19, 1939 (United States)

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Jean Arthur
Saunders Saunders   See fewer
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Jefferson Smith Jefferson Smith   See fewer
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Claude Rains
Senator Joseph Paine Senator Joseph Paine   See fewer
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Edward Arnold
Jim Taylor Jim Taylor   See fewer
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Guy Kibbee
Governor Hopper Governor Hopper   See fewer
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Thomas Mitchell
Diz Moore Diz Moore   See fewer
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Ma Smith Ma Smith   See fewer
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Harry Carey
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Ruth Donnelly
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Grant Mitchell
Senator MacPherson Senator MacPherson   See fewer
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Porter Hall
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8.2 / 10 | 94,019 votes