- Al Bridge, Alec Craig, Alex Novinsky, Allan Cavan, Ann Doran, Anne Cornwall, Arthur Loft, Arthur Thalasso, Astrid Allwyn, Beatrice Curtis, Ben Taggart, Bert Moorhouse, Bess Wade, Beulah Bondi, Billy Lechner, Billy Watson, Billy Wayne, Blanche Payson, Bobby Larson, Brooks Benedict, Burr Caruth, Byron Foulger, Carl Stockdale, Charles Lane, Charles R. Moore, Charles Regan, Charles Sullivan, Chester Conklin, Claude Rains, Clyde Dilson, Colin James Mackey, Count Stefenelli, Craig Stevens, Dave Willock, David Wade, Davison Clark, Delmar Watson, Dick Elliott, Dick Jensen, Dickie Jones, Donald Kerr, Dora Clement, Dorothy Comingore, Douglas Evans, Dub Taylor, Dulcie Day, Ed Brewer, Ed Randolph, Eddie Coke, Eddie Fetherston, Eddie Kane, Eddy Chandler, Edmund Cobb, Edward Arnold, Edward Biby, Edward Earle, Edward Thomas, Edwin August, Eleanor Wood, Emma Tansey, Eric Mayne, Erville Alderson, Eugene Pallette, Evalyn Knapp, Ferris Taylor, Field Norton, Florence Wix, Frances Gifford, Frank Austin, Frank Jaquet, Frank M. Thomas, Frank McLure, Frank O'Connor, Frank Otto, Frank Puglia, Fred 'Snowflake' Toones, Fred Hoose, Frederick Burton, Frederick Vroom, Garry Watson, Gene Morgan, George Chandler, George Cooper, George Lloyd, George McKay, Georgia Caine, Georgie Cooper, Gino Corrado, Gladys Gale, Grant Mitchell, Gus Glassmire, Guy Kibbee, H.B. Warner, H.V. Kaltenborn, Hal Cooke, Hank Mann, Harlan Briggs, Harry A. Bailey, Harry Burkhardt, Harry C. Bradley, Harry Carey, Harry Depp, Harry Hayden, Harry Stafford, Harry Strang, Harry Tenbrook, Harry Watson, Helen Jerome Eddy, Henry Hebert, Henry Roquemore, Howard M. Mitchell, Jack Carson, Jack Cooper, Jack Egan, Jack Gardner, Jack Lindquist, Jack Low, Jack Rice, Jack Richardson, Jackie Lowe, James McNamara, James Millican, James Stewart, Jane Loofbourrow, Jean Arthur, Jesse Graves, Jimmie Lucas, Joe Devlin, Joe King, Joe Palma, John Dilson, John Ince, John Lester Johnson, John Russell, John Tyrrell, John Ward, Johnny Russell, June Gittelson, Kathryn Bates, Ken Carpenter, Lafe McKee, Landers Stevens, Larry Simms, Larry Steers, Laura Treadwell, Layne Tom Jr., Lester Dorr, Lew Davis, Lloyd Ingraham, Lloyd Whitlock, Lorna Gray, Louis Jean Heydt, Lynton Brent, Mabel Forrest, Margaret Mann, Mary Gordon, Mary MacLaren, Matt McHugh, Maurice Cass, Maurice Costello, Max Waizmann, Milton Kibbee, Mitchell Ingraham, Myonne Walsh, Neal Dodd, Nick Copeland, Olaf Hytten, P.H. Levy, Paul Kruger, Paul Stanton, Philip Hurlic, Philo McCullough, Pierre Watkin, Porter Hall, Ralph McCullough, Ray Nichols, Richard Clucas, Richard Kipling, Robert Dudley, Robert Emmett Keane, Robert Middlemass, Robert Morgan, Robert Sterling, Robert Walker, Roger Haliday, Russell Simpson, Ruth Donnelly, Sam Ash, Sammy McKim, Shirley Coates, Spencer Quinn, Stanley Andrews, Stanley Mack, Thomas Mitchell, Tom Quinn, Tommy Baker, Tommy Bupp, Vera Lewis, Vernon Dent, Victor Travers, Wade Boteler, Wally Dean, Walter Sande, Walter Soderling, Wilfred Hari, Wilfred Lucas, William Arnold, William Demarest, William Newell, William Worthington, Wilson Benge, Wright Kramer, Wyndham Standing
- Frank Capra
- Comedy, Drama
Need some comic relief from what’s going on in Washington?
Frank Capra’s classic comedy-drama established James Stewart as a lead actor in one of his finest (and most archetypal) roles. 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. “Mr. Smith” competed with “Gone with the Wind” and “The Wizard of Oz” in a year of famous movies and won only a single Oscar, but it got more popular as time went on and Washington stayed the same.
Well, this one certainly feels fresh and relevant today, doesn’t it?
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington remains one of the quintessential films about American politics to this very day…