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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Frank Capra

Writing Credits  

Sidney Buchman ... (screen play)
 
Lewis R. Foster ... (story)
 
Myles Connolly ... (contributor to screenplay construction and dialogue) (uncredited)

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

Jean Arthur ... Saunders
James Stewart ... Jefferson Smith
Claude Rains ... Senator Joseph Paine
Edward Arnold ... Jim Taylor
Guy Kibbee ... Governor Hopper
Thomas Mitchell ... Diz Moore
Eugene Pallette ... Chick McGann
Beulah Bondi ... Ma Smith
H.B. Warner ... Senate Majority Leader
Harry Carey ... President of the Senate
Astrid Allwyn ... Susan Paine
Ruth Donnelly ... Mrs. Hopper
Grant Mitchell ... Senator MacPherson
Porter Hall ... Senator Monroe
H.V. Kaltenborn H.V. Kaltenborn ... H.V. Kaltenborn
Charles Lane ... Nosey
Pierre Watkin ... Senate Minority Leader
Dick Elliott ... Carl Cook
William Demarest ... Bill Griffith
Billy Watson Billy Watson ... Hopper Boy
Delmar Watson ... Hopper Boy
Harry Watson Harry Watson ... Hopper Boy
Larry Simms ... Hopper Boy (as Baby Dumpling)
Garry Watson Garry Watson ... Hopper Boy (as Gary Watson)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Erville Alderson ... Handwriting Expert (uncredited)
Harry Anderson Harry Anderson ... Hoodlum (uncredited)
Stanley Andrews ... Senator Hodges (uncredited)
William Arnold William Arnold ... Reporter (uncredited)
Sam Ash ... Senator Lancaster (uncredited)
Edwin August ... Senator (uncredited)
Frank Austin ... Inventor at Smith's Office Door (uncredited)
Harry A. Bailey Harry A. Bailey ... Senator Hammett (uncredited)
Tommy Baker Tommy Baker ... Boy Ranger (uncredited)
Kathryn Bates Kathryn Bates ... Committeewoman (uncredited)
Brooks Benedict ... Senate Clerk (uncredited)
Wilson Benge Wilson Benge ... Hopper's Butler (uncredited)
Edward Biby ... Foreign Diplomat (uncredited)
Wade Boteler ... Family Man (uncredited)
Harry C. Bradley ... Arthur Kim (uncredited)
Lynton Brent ... Photographer (uncredited)
Ed Brewer Ed Brewer ... Senate Reporter (uncredited)
Al Bridge ... Senator Dwight (uncredited)
Harlan Briggs ... Mr. Edwards - Howling Citizen (uncredited)
Edward Brophy ... Newspaper employee (uncredited)
Tommy Bupp ... Boy Cheering for Smith in Meeting (uncredited)
Harry Burkhardt ... Senate Reporter (uncredited)
Frederick Burton ... Senator Dearhorn (uncredited)
Georgia Caine ... Third Radio Speaker (uncredited)
Ken Carpenter Ken Carpenter ... Announcer (uncredited)
Jack Carson ... Sweeney Farrell - Newsman (uncredited)
Burr Caruth Burr Caruth ... Townsend (uncredited)
Maurice Cass ... Handwriting Expert (uncredited)
Allan Cavan Allan Cavan ... Ragner - Newsman (uncredited)
Eddy Chandler Eddy Chandler ... Reporter (uncredited)
George Chandler ... Reporter (uncredited)
Davison Clark Davison Clark ... Committeeman (uncredited)
Dora Clement ... Mrs. McGann (uncredited)
Richard Clucas Richard Clucas ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Shirley Coates Shirley Coates ... Assistant Bartender (uncredited)
Edmund Cobb ... Senator Gower (uncredited)
Eddie Coke Eddie Coke ... Photographer (uncredited)
Dorothy Comingore ... Woman at Station (uncredited)
Chester Conklin ... Man in Press Section of Senate Gallery (uncredited)
Hal Cooke Hal Cooke ... Reporter (uncredited)
George Cooper ... Waiter (uncredited)
Georgie Cooper Georgie Cooper ... Committeewoman (uncredited)
Jack Cooper Jack Cooper ... Photographer (uncredited)
Nick Copeland Nick Copeland ... Senate Reporter (uncredited)
Anne Cornwall ... Senate Reporter (uncredited)
Gino Corrado ... Barber (uncredited)
Maurice Costello ... Diggs - Newsman (uncredited)
Alec Craig ... Speaker (uncredited)
Beatrice Curtis Beatrice Curtis ... Paine's Secretary (uncredited)
Lew Davis Lew Davis ... Senate Clerk (uncredited)
Dulcie Day Dulcie Day ... Senate Reporter (uncredited)
Wally Dean Wally Dean ... Paine's Friend (uncredited)
Vernon Dent ... Senate Reporter (uncredited)
Harry Depp Harry Depp ... Hat Salesman / Secretary (uncredited)
Joe Devlin ... Waiter (uncredited)
Clyde Dilson Clyde Dilson ... Reporter (uncredited)
John Dilson ... Secretary (uncredited)
Neal Dodd Neal Dodd ... Senate Chaplain (uncredited)
Ann Doran ... Paine's Secretary (uncredited)
Lester Dorr ... Taylor's Stooge (uncredited)
Robert Dudley ... Reporter (uncredited)
Edward Earle ... Reporter (uncredited)
Helen Jerome Eddy ... Paine's Secretary (uncredited)
Jack Egan ... Reporter (uncredited)
Douglas Evans Douglas Evans ... Francis Scott Key (uncredited)
Eddie Fetherston Eddie Fetherston ... Senate Reporter (uncredited)
Mabel Forrest ... Senate Reporter (uncredited)
Byron Foulger ... Hopper's Secretary (uncredited)
Gladys Gale Gladys Gale ... Committeewoman (uncredited)
Jack Gardner Jack Gardner ... Reporter (uncredited)
Frances Gifford ... Hopper Girl (uncredited)
June Gittelson ... Woman at Station (uncredited)
Gus Glassmire Gus Glassmire ... Angry committee member (uncredited)
Mary Gordon ... Woman (uncredited)
Jesse Graves Jesse Graves ... Black Committeeman (uncredited)
Lorna Gray ... Woman at Station (uncredited)
Roger Haliday Roger Haliday ... Senate Guard (uncredited)
Cliff Hall Cliff Hall ... Senator in final scene (uncredited)
Wilfred Hari Wilfred Hari ... House Boy (uncredited)
Harry Hayden ... First Radio Announcer (uncredited)
Henry Hebert ... Senator (uncredited)
Louis Jean Heydt ... Soapbox Speaker (uncredited)
Fred Hoose ... Senator (uncredited)
Philip Hurlic Philip Hurlic ... Boy Ranger (uncredited)
Olaf Hytten Olaf Hytten ... Butler (uncredited)
John Ince ... Senator Fernwick (uncredited)
Lloyd Ingraham ... Committeeman (uncredited)
Mitchell Ingraham ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Frank Jaquet ... Senator Byron (uncredited)
Dick Jensen Dick Jensen ... Hoodlum (uncredited)
John Lester Johnson John Lester Johnson ... Butler (uncredited)
Dickie Jones ... Pageboy Richard Jones (uncredited)
Eddie Kane Eddie Kane ... Reporter (uncredited)
Robert Emmett Keane ... Editor (uncredited)
Donald Kerr Donald Kerr ... Reporter (uncredited)
Milton Kibbee ... Senate Reporter (uncredited)
Joe King ... Summers - newsman (uncredited)
Richard Kipling Richard Kipling ... Senator (uncredited)
Evalyn Knapp ... Reporter Asking 'What Do You Think of the Girls in This Town?' (uncredited)
Wright Kramer Wright Kramer ... Senator Carlton (uncredited)
Paul Kruger ... Bodyguard (uncredited)
Bobby Larson ... Boy Ranger (uncredited)
Billy Lechner Billy Lechner ... Boy Ranger (uncredited)
P.H. Levy P.H. Levy ... Rabbi (uncredited)
Vera Lewis ... Mrs. Edwards (uncredited)
Jack Lindquist Jack Lindquist ... Chorus Member (uncredited)
George Lloyd ... Hoodlum (uncredited)
Arthur Loft ... Chief Clerk (uncredited)
Jane Loofbourrow Jane Loofbourrow ... Committeewoman (uncredited)
Jack Low Jack Low ... Hoodlum (uncredited)
Jackie Lowe Jackie Lowe ... Boy Ranger (uncredited)
Jimmie Lucas Jimmie Lucas ... Photographer (uncredited)
Wilfred Lucas ... Pompous Man (uncredited)
Stanley Mack Stanley Mack ... Senator (uncredited)
Mary MacLaren ... Head Sister (uncredited)
Hank Mann ... Photographer (uncredited)
Margaret Mann ... Nun with Cheering Orphan Boys (uncredited)
Thomas Martin Thomas Martin ... Reporter (uncredited)
Eric Mayne ... Man in Senate Building (uncredited)
Philo McCullough ... Senator Albert (uncredited)
Ralph McCullough Ralph McCullough ... Assistant Bartender (uncredited)
Matt McHugh Matt McHugh ... Reporter (uncredited)
George McKay George McKay ... Reporter (uncredited)
Lafe McKee ... Civil War Veteran at Lincoln Memorial (uncredited)
Sammy McKim ... Boy Ranger (uncredited)
Frank McLure ... Senator (uncredited)
James McNamara James McNamara ... Reporter (uncredited)
Robert Middlemass ... Second Radio Announcer (uncredited)
James Millican ... Senate Reporter (uncredited)
Howard M. Mitchell ... Shoe Salesman (uncredited)
Charles R. Moore ... Porter (uncredited)
Bert Moorhouse ... Man in Senate Building (uncredited)
Gene Morgan ... Reporter (uncredited)
Robert Morgan Robert Morgan ... Senate Clerk (uncredited)
Edmund Mortimer Edmund Mortimer ... Senator Fuller (uncredited)
William Newell ... Reporter (uncredited)
Ray Nichols Ray Nichols ... Boy Ranger (uncredited)
Field Norton Field Norton ... Pompous Man (uncredited)
Alex Novinsky Alex Novinsky ... Foreign Diplomat (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor ... Senator Alfred (uncredited)
Frank Otto Frank Otto ... Fisk (uncredited)
Joe Palma Joe Palma ... Hoodlum (uncredited)
Blanche Payson ... Committeewoman (uncredited)
Frank Puglia ... Handwriting Expert (uncredited)
Spencer Quinn Spencer Quinn ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Tom Quinn ... Senate Reporter (uncredited)
Ed Randolph Ed Randolph ... Senate Reporter (uncredited)
Charles Regan Charles Regan ... Hoodlum (uncredited)
Jack Rice Jack Rice ... Lang (uncredited)
Jack Richardson ... Senator Manchester (uncredited)
Henry Roquemore Henry Roquemore ... Senator (uncredited)
Johnny Russell ... Otis Hopper (uncredited)
Walter Sande ... Newspaperman with Pipe (uncredited)
Russell Simpson ... Kenneth Allen (uncredited)
Walter Soderling ... Senator Pickett (uncredited)
Harry Stafford Harry Stafford ... Senator Atwater (uncredited)
Wyndham Standing ... Senator Ashman (uncredited)
Paul Stanton ... Flood - Newsman (uncredited)
Larry Steers ... Committeeman (uncredited)
Count Stefenelli Count Stefenelli ... Foreign Diplomat (uncredited)
Robert Sterling ... Senate Reporter (uncredited)
Craig Stevens ... Senate Reporter (uncredited)
Landers Stevens ... Committeeman (uncredited)
Carl Stockdale ... Senator Burdette (uncredited)
Harry Strang ... Bodyguard (uncredited)
Charles Sullivan Charles Sullivan ... Cab Driver (uncredited)
Ben Taggart ... Pompous Man (uncredited)
Emma Tansey Emma Tansey ... Committeewoman (uncredited)
Dub Taylor ... Reporter (uncredited)
Ferris Taylor ... Senator Carlisle (uncredited)
Harry Tenbrook ... Bodyguard (uncredited)
Arthur Thalasso Arthur Thalasso ... Doorman (uncredited)
Edward Thomas Edward Thomas ... Butler (uncredited)
Frank M. Thomas ... Hendricks (uncredited)
Layne Tom Jr. ... Boy Ranger (uncredited)
Fred 'Snowflake' Toones ... Porter (uncredited)
Victor Travis Victor Travis ... Senator Grainger (uncredited)
Laura Treadwell Laura Treadwell ... Mrs. Taylor (uncredited)
John Tyrrell ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Frederick Vroom Frederick Vroom ... Paine's Friend (uncredited)
Bess Wade Bess Wade ... Committeewoman (uncredited)
David Wade David Wade ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Max Waizmann Max Waizmann ... Photographer (uncredited)
Robert Walker ... Senator Holland (uncredited)
Myonne Walsh Myonne Walsh ... Jane Hopper (uncredited)
John Ward John Ward ... Photographer (uncredited)
Billy Wayne Billy Wayne ... Reporter (uncredited)
Lloyd Whitlock Lloyd Whitlock ... Schultz - Newsman (uncredited)
Dave Willock ... Senate Guard (uncredited)
Florence Wix Florence Wix ... Committeewoman (uncredited)
Eleanor Wood Eleanor Wood ... Committeewoman (uncredited)
William Worthington ... Committeeman (uncredited)

Produced by 

Frank Capra ... producer (uncredited)

Music by 

Dimitri Tiomkin ... (musical score by)

Cinematography by 

Joseph Walker ... director of photography

Film Editing by 

Al Clark
Gene Havlick ... film editor

Art Direction by 

Lionel Banks

Costume Design by 

Robert Kalloch ... (as Kalloch) (gowns)

Makeup Department 

Faye Hanlin ... hair (uncredited)
Helen Hunt ... hair (uncredited)
William Knight ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Fred B. Phillips ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Arthur S. Black Jr. ... assistant director (as Arthur S. Black)
Rex Bailey ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Richard McWhorter ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Charles Vidor ... second unit director (uncredited)

Art Department 

Walter Holscher ... set designer (uncredited)
George Montgomery ... set dresser (uncredited)
Cary Odell ... assistant art director (uncredited)
Jack Wrenn ... prop master (uncredited)

Sound Department 

Edward Bernds ... sound engineer (uncredited)
John P. Livadary ... supervising sound editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by 

Fred Jackman Jr. ... special effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by 

Slavko Vorkapich ... montage effects
John Hoffman ... montage effects (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department 

George Hager ... head electrician (uncredited)
William Jolley ... assistant camera (uncredited)
George F. Kelley ... second operative camera (uncredited)
Al Layter ... assistant electrician (uncredited)
Irving Lippman ... photographer: production stills (uncredited) / still photographer (uncredited)
James Lloyd ... head grip (uncredited)
Enzo A. Martinelli ... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Adolph L. Schafer ... special portrait art (uncredited)
Victor Scheurich ... first operative camera (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Forrest T. Butler ... wardrobe: men (uncredited)
Ray Howell ... head of wardrobe (uncredited)
Roselle Novello ... wardrobe: women (uncredited)

Music Department 

Morris Stoloff ... musical director (as M.W. Stoloff)
R.H. Bassett ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Ben Oakland ... composer: stock music (uncredited)

Other crew 

James D. Preston ... technical advisor (uncredited)
Joseph Sistrom ... production assistant (uncredited)
Harold Winston ... dialogue director (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

See also

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