Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

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.

Directing:
  • Frank Capra

Writing:
  • Sidney Buchman
  • Lewis R. Foster

Stars:
Release Date: 1939-10-19
themoviedb icon 8/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 129
  • Budget: $1,500,000
  • Revenue: $9,600,000

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Dickie Jones
Dickie Jones
Richard Jones (uncredited)
Craig Stevens
Craig Stevens
Senate Reporter (uncredited)
Walter Soderling
Walter Soderl...
Senator Pickett (uncredited)
Walter Sande
Walter Sande
Newspaperman with Pipe (uncredited)
Harry Strang
Harry Strang
Bodyguard (uncredited)
Maurice Cass
Maurice Cass
Handwriting Expert (uncredited)
William Demarest
William Demar...
Bill Griffith
Byron Foulger
Byron Foulger
Hopper's Secretary (uncredited)
Frances Gifford
Frances Giffo...
Hopper Girl (uncredited)
Ruth Donnelly
Ruth Donnelly
Emma Hopper
James Stewart
James Stewart
Jefferson Smith
Jean Arthur
Jean Arthur
Clarissa Saunders
Claude Rains
Claude Rains
Joseph Paine
Edward Arnold
Edward Arnold
Jim Taylor
Guy Kibbee
Guy Kibbee
Governor Hopper
Thomas Mitchell
Thomas Mitche...
Diz Moore
Eugene Pallette
Eugene Pallet...
Chick McGann
Beulah Bondi
Beulah Bondi
Ma Smith
Harry Carey
Harry Carey
President of the Senate
H.B. Warner
H.B. Warner
Senate Majority Leader
Grant Mitchell
Grant Mitchel...
Senator MacPherson
Pierre Watkin
Pierre Watkin
Senator Barnes
Porter Hall
Porter Hall
Senator Monroe
Astrid Allwyn
Astrid Allwyn
Susan Paine
Charles Lane
Charles Lane
Nosey
Dick Elliott
Dick Elliott
Carl Cook
Russell Simpson
Russell Simps...
Kenneth Allen (uncredited)
John Russell
John Russell
Hopper Boy
Larry Simms
Larry Simms
Hopper Boy
Wilson Benge
Wilson Benge
Hopper's Butler (uncredited)
Frank Puglia
Frank Puglia
Handwriting Expert (uncredited)
Stanley Andrews
Stanley Andre...
Senator Hodges (uncredited)
Al Bridge
Al Bridge
Senator Dwight (uncredited)
Edwin August
Edwin August
Senator (uncredited)
Edmund Cobb
Edmund Cobb
Senator Gower (uncredited)
Sam Ash
Sam Ash
Senator Lancaster (uncredited)
Brooks Benedict
Brooks Benedi...
Senate Clerk (uncredited)
Wade Boteler
Wade Boteler
Family Man (uncredited)
Dorothy Comingore
Dorothy Comin...
Woman at Station (uncredited)
Chester Conklin
Chester Conkl...
Reporter (uncredited)
Gino Corrado
Gino Corrado
Barber (uncredited)
Ann Doran
Ann Doran
Paine's Secretary (uncredited)
Robert Emmett Keane
Robert Emmett...
Editor (uncredited)
Matt McHugh
Matt McHugh
Reporter (uncredited)
Frank Austin
Frank Austin
Inventor (uncredited)
Robert Sterling
Robert Sterli...
Senate Reporter (uncredited)
Dub Taylor
Dub Taylor
Reporter (uncredited)
George Chandler
George Chandl...
Reporter (uncredited)
Fred 'Snowflake' Toones
Fred 'Snowfla...
Porter (uncredited)
Jack Carson
Jack Carson
Sweeney Farrell (uncredited)
Bert Moorhouse
Bert Moorhous...
Man in Senate Building (uncredited)
Harry C. Bradley
Harry C. Brad...
Arthur Kim (uncredited)
Harlan Briggs
Harlan Briggs
Mr. Edwards (uncredited)
Frederick Burton
Frederick Bur...
Senator Dearhorn (uncredited)
Georgia Caine
Georgia Caine
Third Radio Speaker (uncredited)
Eddy Chandler
Eddy Chandler
Reporter (uncredited)
Davison Clark
Davison Clark
Committeeman (uncredited)
Alec Craig
Alec Craig
Speaker (uncredited)
George Cooper
George Cooper
Waiter (uncredited)
Helen Jerome Eddy
Helen Jerome...
Paine's Secretary (uncredited)
Joe Devlin
Joe Devlin
Waiter (uncredited)
John Dilson
John Dilson
Secretary (uncredited)
Lester Dorr
Lester Dorr
Taylor's Stooge (uncredited)
Robert Dudley
Robert Dudley
Reporter (uncredited)
Edward Earle
Edward Earle
Reporter (uncredited)
Jack Egan
Jack Egan
Reporter (uncredited)
Mary Gordon
Mary Gordon
Woman (uncredited)
Lorna Gray
Lorna Gray
Woman at Station (uncredited)
Harry Hayden
Harry Hayden
First Radio Announcer (uncredited)
Louis Jean Heydt
Louis Jean He...
Soapbox Speaker (uncredited)
John Ince
John Ince
Senator Fernwick (uncredited)
Henry Hebert
Henry Hebert
Senator (uncredited)
Olaf Hytten
Olaf Hytten
Butler (uncredited)
Lloyd Ingraham
Lloyd Ingraha...
Committeeman (uncredited)
Mitchell Ingraham
Mitchell Ingr...
(uncredited)
Milton Kibbee
Milton Kibbee
Senate Reporter (uncredited)
Joe King
Joe King
Summers (uncredited)
Evalyn Knapp
Evalyn Knapp
Reporter (uncredited)
Paul Kruger
Paul Kruger
Bodyguard (uncredited)
Vera Lewis
Vera Lewis
Mrs. Edwards (uncredited)
Jack Lindquist
Jack Lindquis...
Chorus Member (uncredited)
Arthur Loft
Arthur Loft
Chief Clerk (uncredited)
Mary MacLaren
Mary MacLaren
Head Sister (uncredited)
Hank Mann
Hank Mann
Photographer (uncredited)
Eric Mayne
Eric Mayne
Man in Senate Building (uncredited)
George McKay
George McKay
Reporter (uncredited)
Lafe McKee
Lafe McKee
Veteran at Lincoln Memorial (uncredited)
Wilfred Lucas
Wilfred Lucas
Pompous Man (uncredited)
Robert Middlemass
Robert Middle...
Radio Announcer #2 (uncredited)
James Millican
James Millica...
Senate Reporter (uncredited)
Howard M. Mitchell
Howard M. Mit...
Shoe Salesman (uncredited)
Charles R. Moore
Charles R. Mo...
Porter (uncredited)
Gene Morgan
Gene Morgan
Reporter (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor
Frank O'Conno...
Senator Alfred (uncredited)
Jack Rice
Jack Rice
Lang (uncredited)
Wyndham Standing
Wyndham Stand...
Senator Ashman (uncredited)
Jack Richardson
Jack Richards...
Senator Manchester (uncredited)
Carl Stockdale
Carl Stockdal...
Senator Burdette (uncredited)
Paul Stanton
Paul Stanton
Flood a Newsman (uncredited)
Johnny Russell
Johnny Russel...
Otis Hopper (uncredited)
Frank M. Thomas
Frank M. Thom...
Hendricks (uncredited)
Harry Tenbrook
Harry Tenbroo...
Bodyguard (uncredited)
Dave Willock
Dave Willock
Senate Guard (uncredited)
Lloyd Whitlock
Lloyd Whitloc...
Schultz (uncredited)
Frederick Vroom
Frederick Vro...
Paine's Friend (uncredited)
Layne Tom Jr.
Layne Tom Jr.
Boy Ranger (uncredited)
Blanche Payson
Blanche Payso...
Committeewoman (uncredited)
Landers Stevens
Landers Steve...
Committeeman (uncredited)
William Worthington
William Worth...
Committeeman (uncredited)
Edward Biby
Edward Biby
Foreign Diplomat (uncredited)
Frank McLure
Frank McLure
Senator (uncredited)
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