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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    THIS SHOULD BE A MUST VIEWING FOR OUR POLITICIANS AS WELL AS GOVERNMENT CLASSES!!! IT IS A MORAL & REALITY CHECK!!!!

    James Stewart is OUTSTANDING. A PERFECT ACTOR FOR THIS CHARACTER! A lesson in civil responsibility.
    Jean Arthur is adoreable as you feel her character's love for Mr. Smith evolve. "Let's Get Married" is the most adoreable scene to listen to as Miss Saunder's speech is slurred in the cutest way!
    The whole cast is important to the conclusion of this movie....This is a TOP 5 MOVIE!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Man From Montana

    This film, originally titled 'The Man From Montana', is such an inspirational film that really makes things, like the other author said, worth fighting for. Jimmy Stewart plays the innocent, boyish character of Jefferson Smith, a man from backwoods' Montana, who finds himself from Boy Scout leader to the office of U.S. Senator, purposely for his ignorance. The bad guy Jim Taylor, (the one responsible for electing him in the first place) who can literally control the minds of those who will take his money, at first brushes Jeff aside, assuming the ignorant young man as another 'of his tools' to pass bills he wants through the Senate. When Jeff's father's old friend Paine (who is another of Jim's 'tools') suggests that Jeff write a bill for a Boy Scout camp, the young senator quickly becomes Jim's and Paine's (reluctant) enemy. Taylor wants a dam put in the same location of Jeff's rightly owned land where he plans his national Boy Scout camp. Unfortunately, Jim purposely distracts the young unknowing senator from the debate appearing in the Senate, so it took awhile until Jeff's cynical secretary, Clarissa Sanders, spills the beans. Taylor quickly gets the presses and media churning away, so by the time Jeff could stand up for himself, the Senate, media, and press, all filled with Jim's supporters, are downplaying him. Even Paine, who really knows whats right and wrong but is too afraid of Taylor's power, still reluctantly bashes Jeff. But Sanders, realizing that some things were possible despite the assumptive odds, supports Smith for as long as she could. When Jeff faints from hours of hoarse talking in the Senate, Paine tries to kill himself, completely snapped from the strain to see this young senator stand up for what was really right had gotten to him. Unsuccessful at that, Paine admits everything about Taylor's lies at the movies close.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Character Does Matter

    'Mr. Smith goes to Washington' is an American film classic. It is the story of a common man of character doing battle with the the forces of corrupt politicians and a cynical self-serving media. It is as relevant today as when it was made. Its' theme of the 'little guy' not compromising his principles and fighting for what is right is an example of the type of inspirational, moral film that Hollywood once made. Director Frank Capra (himself the son of Sicilian immigrant parents) does an outstanding job in showing us what it truly means to be an American. Jimmy Stewart is exceptional. He makes us believe in and root for his character, Jefferson Smith. The supporting cast (Jean Arthur, Harey Carey, Sr., Guy Kibbee, Edward Albert, to name a few) each contribute to the success of this film. The story has served to inspire countless people at home and abroad with the concept of Democracy. This movie should be required viewing for any civics, social studies or government class. It ranks as one of the finest movies ever made.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    GREAT MUST-SEE

    I have always loved Jimmy Stewart...who can resist his lovable portrayal of a harmless ''lunatic'' in Harvey, or his moving George Bailey, who ''really had a wonderful life?'' But this one tops them all. The idealistic Jefferson Smith is appointed to the Senate, and arrives in Washington full of fired-up patriotism and expecting to find honor and glory. His grasp on what the government can be at it's worst inspires him to filibuster for almost a full day in an effort to save his high ideals....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    There are things worth fighting for.

    Claude Rains, a great man who allowed himself to be bought is challenged by James Stewart who knows the only measure of a man or boy is his character. Jean Arthur, who thought she had seen it all, and hated it, finds something worth fighting for. Fundamentally a struggle between good and evil, with the final round fought on the floor on the U.S. Senate. Very well worth watching.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of Stewart's and Capra's Finest!!!!!!

    This movie is a must own for any movie lover. I am a huge fan and have seen the majority of his movies, but this really is one of his finest! Capra and Jean Arthur also do a great job with this film. Jimmy Stewart is great as an idealistic, young senator who has to grapple the blackmailing in the Senate.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Must see...Must OWN.

    This film is a necessary piece in any film collector's library. It is a classic story of right vs. wrong, the little guy taking on the big political machine. Jimmy Stewart is amazing as an idealistic young fella thrust into the jaws of the Washington monster. Moving, inspiring, touching, and wonderful. Capra is an artist as a director and Stewart is a master actor.

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