James Stewart, Jean Arthur and Claude Rains star in this award-winning 1939 classic about an idealistic, small-town politician who heads to Washington and suddenly finds himself single-handedly battling ruthless politicians out to destroy him.
- Mr. Smith Goes to Washington review by KG
A Most Excellent film. The USA has changed in various ways since then, but clearly not in all ! Jimmy Stewart at his memorable early best. Jean Arthur also fine ( and no surprise that she was able later to reach her magnificent best in Shane ).
We did actually find the final 10 minutes to be quite confusing however.