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Sex & Nudity

  • None, but it is implied that Taylor would like Senator Paine's daughter to seduce Mr. Smith in order to take his mind off the willet Creek bill.

Violence & Gore

  • After getting sworn in, Mr. Smith punches every journalist he comes across
  • During the filibuster, Taylor's thugs slap young boys, manhandle them, and even ram their car with a truck in order to stop them from spreading the truth


  • A use each of "damn" and "jackass." "Damn" is drowned out by shouting, however.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Several scenes of people smoking.
  • In one extended sequence, the Jean Arthur character has decided to quit as Mr. Smith's assistant. She and a male friend go out, and start getting drunk in a bar. There is some conversation in which they talk drunkenly. Then she accepts a marriage proposal from him (she had repeatedly said no before), and they leave to go off to get married. However, they never do, and don't talk of the marriage proposal ever again.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • In one scene, hired thugs ram their truck into a small car filled with young boys. The extent of the crash appears potentially fatal and may leave some feeling extremely disturbed.
  • Mr. Smith collapses at the end of the filibuster, and for a moment it seems he might be seriously ill or worse.
  • During the filibuster several gunshots are suddenly heard and we learn that someone has attempted suicide.

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