Naive and idealistic Jefferson Smith, leader of the Boy Rangers, is appointed on a lark by the spineless governor of his state. He is reunited with the state's senior senator--presidential hopeful and childhood hero, Senator Joseph Paine. In Washington, however, Smith discovers many of the shortcomings of the political process as his earnest goal of a national boys' camp leads to a conflict with the state political boss, Jim Taylor. Taylor first tries to corrupt Smith and then later attempts to destroy Smith through a scandal.Written by
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(About 45 mins) Smith and Susan Paine have a conversation wherein Smith's hat, held in his hand, is the camera's sole focus for about 30 seconds - at the expense of the characters conversing. And yet when Smith leaves the room, he is without hat, and the hat is nowhere to be seen. See more »
A Boy Ranger? A squirrel chaser to the United States Senate?
Listen, Jim, a simpleton of all times. A big eyed baby. Knows Lincoln and Washington by heart. Stands at attention in the Governor's presence. He even collects stray boys and cats.
He does what?
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For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
Played at the banquet for Jefferson Smith See more »
A 40ft Dive into a Tub of Water...
Accomplished, honest and heartfelt, this will reinspire you to believe in the goodness of people even though the messages conveyed by those in power these days suggest anything but. James Stewart plays the innocence and naivety required for the role to perfection while you can genuinely believe that Jean Arthur has actually fallen for him for real. The great Claude Reins fills the boots of the corrupt senator with aplomb while Edward Arnold reminds us of a few of his type that are still around today. Probably the best film you'll ever see with the most mundane of titles.
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