Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)- Capra gem with James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Raines

On TCM 10/5/16- Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) – Brilliant direction by Frank Capra along with James Stewart’s performance as the idealistic Jefferson Smith make this a standout gem even in the best year for American movies. I love the slow acceptance of Jefferson Smith by Jean Arthur, Harry Carey as the President of the Senate keeping things in order, and the subtle acting of Oscar nominated here Claude Raines as Senator Joseph Paine.

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