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Sen. Joseph Harrison Paine (Character)
from Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington -- 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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This guy shows the way that power corrupts. He does fine with about 90% of his work... See more »
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Senator Joseph Paine

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  1. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) Played by Claude Rains (as Senator Joseph Paine)
    ... aka "Frank Capra's Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" - USA (complete title)

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From Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
Jefferson Smith: Now, doggone it, there's something wrong here! I know there's something wrong! And I'm not gonna vote on that thing until I get some more questions answered.
Senator Joseph Paine: Jeff, you're fighting windmills.
Jefferson Smith: I am?
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