5.8/10
17
3 user

Adventure in Washington (1941)

Approved | | Drama | 29 May 1941 (USA)
The senator (Herbert Marshall) works to reform a delinquent youth who is working as a Senate page boy.

Director:

Writers:

(story), | 2 more credits »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A women in prison tale. Ones rich ones poor. Can they prosper after prison?

Director: Alan Crosland
Stars: Maureen O'Sullivan, Betty Compson, John Warburton
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

An insurance adjustor tangles with a big insurance-fraud gang.

Director: William Clemens
Stars: Ronald Reagan, Sheila Bromley, Gloria Blondell
Human Cargo (1936)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Bonnie Brewster and Packy Campbell are rival reporters who board a ship in Vancouver to go after a smuggling ring which brings in illegal aliens.

Director: Allan Dwan
Stars: Claire Trevor, Brian Donlevy, Alan Dinehart
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An elderly woman whose son disappeared years before refuses to move when her apartment building is turned into a college dormitory for male students, as she is convinced that he will return... See full summary »

Director: Robert Siodmak
Stars: Mabel Paige, Harry Shannon, John Craven
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: George Archainbaud
Stars: Edmund Lowe, Karen Morley, Paul Cavanagh
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A Korean War fighter pilot hero returns home to test fly the new Sabre jets despite his wife's uneasiness regarding his job.

Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: Alan Ladd, June Allyson, James Whitmore
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An unlikely courtroom romance blooms between a flower-shop owner and her unscrupulous landlord's married attorney.

Director: William A. Seiter
Stars: John Boles, Jean Muir, Charles Butterworth
Comedy | Musical | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

'Rainbow Girls' has just opened and closed on Broadway when Dixie, a actress in it, runs into smooth talking Hollywood Director Frank Buelow. He tells her she would be a natural, promises ... See full summary »

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Alice White, Jack Mulhall, Blanche Sweet
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Fugitive Lee Leslie is wanted by three groups; the police, the gangsters who fear his testimony in court and the insurance company that carries a $1,000,000 policy on him and is anxious to ... See full summary »

Director: Terry O. Morse
Stars: Roger Pryor, Lucile Fairbanks, Eddie Foy Jr.
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Toni Bradley comes to New York City, from a small town in Iowa, to take over her late father's estate and sporting business, which is primarily gambling on sports events, with a lot of the ... See full summary »

Director: George B. Seitz
Stars: Robert Taylor, Virginia Bruce, Pinky Tomlin
Musical | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Society heiress Joan Bradford rebels against her mother's choice of a future husband by masquerading as a working class girl and dating a window washer.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Dick Powell, Josephine Hutchinson, John Halliday
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Dudley Murphy
Stars: Ann Sothern, Bruce Cabot, Irving Pichel
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
... John Coleridge
... Jane Scott
... Marty Driscoll
... Senator Henry Owen
... Senator Cummings
Vaughan Glaser ... Bundy
... Collins
... Abbott
... Frank Conroy
... Jim O'Brien
... Peewee Haynes
Billy Dawson ... Chubby Wells
Charles Lind ... Lenny Root
Mary Currier ... Miss Nolan
Edit

Storyline

The senator (Herbert Marshall) works to reform a delinquent youth who is working as a Senate page boy.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

29 May 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Senate Page Boys  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)|

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Interesting Columbia 'B' follow-up to MR SMITH
30 June 2010 | by See all my reviews

This is a very interesting, if ultimately disappointing, hybrid (straddling the A and B classifications) picture from Columbia. The story is about a troublesome lad (Reynolds) who is sponsored, as a political favor, by a senator (Marshall) as a Senate page boy. After some initial resentments, the boy begins to appreciate his position and is devastated when circumstances jeopardize his job. Herbert Marshall and Virginia Bruce are friendly enemies and they make a unique screen team. The film sports a wonderful supporting cast, with especially fine performances by Samuel S. Hinds and Vaughan Glaser. Columbia recycled many of the sets (office building; senate offices; senate chamber; committee room) constructed for MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON. Not to mention page boy Dickie Jones, who has matured enough to give a heartfelt speech near the climax of ADVENTURE IN WASHINGTON. Another recycled set is the newspaper city room from HIS GIRL Friday. Other page boys who get a chance to shine are Charles Smith and Tommy "Butch" Bond. The main problem with the picture is the script. There are a lot of holes and unresolved issues. The film was released in ten reels but runs 84 minutes. This is a sure sign that there was some cutting prior to release. Harry Cohn must have chased producer Charles Rogers off the lot with the way this one wound up. This should have been a 75 minute feature at best, with faster pacing and a clearer scenario. There is some odd padding, including a couple of scenes at a cheap bowling alley set. Still, there are many pluses and some fine speeches about responsibility and civic pride. Also, the "McGuffin" is about a senate appropriations bill being balanced between relief expenditures and armament. The picture was released in May of 1941. Had it been made after Pearl Harbor, the debate might not have been so measured. My 16mm print is one of the "Sahara Television" prints shorn of the original Columbia logos. I'm sure if the film makes it to TCM it will be from Columbia 35mm materials. Keep an eye out. It's worth watching even if, ultimately, a bit unsatisfying.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial