Sen. Joseph Harrison Paine
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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)
Senator Joseph Paine: I wish to ask my distinguished colleague, has he one scrap of evidence to add now to the defense he did not give and could not give at that same hearing?
Jefferson Smith: I have no defense against forged papers!
Senator Joseph Paine: The Committee ruled otherwise! The gentleman stands guilty, as charged. And I believe I speak for every member when I say that no one cares to hear what a man of his condemned character has to say about any section of any legislation before this House.
President of Senate: Order, order, gentlemen.
Jefferson Smith: Mr. President, I stand guilty as FRAMED! Because section 40 is graft! And I was ready to say so, I was ready to tell you that a certain man in my state, a Mr. James Taylor, wanted to put through this dam for his own profit. A man who controls a political machine! And controls everything else worth controlling in my state. Yes, and a man even powerful enough to control Congressmen - and I saw three of them in his room the day I went up to see him!
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