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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

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Directed by Frank Capra
United States, 1939
Drama

Synopsis

Frank Capra’s classic comedy-drama established James Stewart as a lead actor in one of his finest (and most archetypal) roles. A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the US Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn’t back down.

Synopsis

Frank Capra’s classic comedy-drama established James Stewart as a lead actor in one of his finest (and most archetypal) roles. A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the US Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn’t back down.

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Mr. Smith Goes to WashingtonDirected byFrank Capra

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Awards & Festivals

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Academy Awards
1940 | Winner: Best Writing, Original Story
1940 | 10 nominations including: Best Picture
National Board of Review
1939 | Winner: Top Ten Films
New York Film Critics Circle Awards
1939 | Winner: Best Actor
1939 | 3rd place: Best Film
National Film Preservation Board
1989 | Winner: National Film Registry

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