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4.1
1,405 Ratings

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Directed by Frank Capra
United States, 1939
Drama

Synopsis

Frank Capra’s classic comedy-drama established James Stewart as a lead actor in one of his finest (and most archetypal) roles. 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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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Directed by Frank Capra

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1940 | Winner: Best Writing, Original Story

1940 | 10 nominations including: Best Picture

National Board of Review

1939 | Winner: Top Ten Films

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

1939 | Winner: Best Actor

1939 | 3rd place: Best Film

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