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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington


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MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (1939)
Sunday, October 14th, at 7PM and Wednesday, October 17th, at 2PM

The naïve Jeff Smith (James Stewart) is appointed as a U.S. Senator by a corrupt political party machine headed by the Governor, a publisher and Senator Paine (Claude Rains). Paine, hoping to keep Senator Smith from prying into a pending bill for an unnecessary but profitable dam, suggests to Smith that he sponsor a bill for his own pet project, a boys’ camp. Meanwhile, Smith’s disillusioned secretary, Saunders (Jean Arthur), who is on Paine’s payroll, has fallen in love with Mr. Smith. She informs him that the dam and camp share the same land site! Shocked, Mr. Smith threatens Paine with exposure, but Paine tells the senate that Smith owns the land. Mr. Smith fights back with a heroic one-man filibuster.

This two-day event includes exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies.

Played at

Playhouse 7, 10.17.18 - 10.17.18
Town Center 5, 10.17.18 - 10.17.18
Claremont 5, 10.17.18 - 10.17.18
Ahrya Fine Arts, 10.17.18 - 10.17.18
Rated NR
Runtime: 129 min
Language: English

Director: Frank Capra
Cast: Claude Rains, James Stewart, Jean Arthur