Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Movie Review Summary

Actors: James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Harry Carey Jr.

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A naive idealistic young man is elected to the senate to not ask questions and follow orders from crooked businessmen.
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When the senator proposes a bill that interferes with the businessmen's scam, he quickly learns how politics really work.
Another senator, his supposed friend, who happens to be in cahoots with the businessmen, gets together with the businessmen and frames the young senator for an illegal land development sale.
The young senator first starts to run, but decides to stay and fight.He gains control of the senate floor and speaks for twenty-three hours, wearing the other senators down, until he finally passes out and collapses.
After listening to the courageous speech all night and watching the young man collapse, the senator that framed him finally confesses to framing him and to the his and the businessmen's scam.

The review of this Movie prepared by Brandon Swenson

A country boy is sucked into the corrupt political machine without his knowing. Once he discovers their true intentions, he is determined to fight their injustice with the help of his secretary/girlfriend.
The review of this Movie prepared by Angela Allan

Script Analysis of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Polit/Social/Race/Gender activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   fighting government corruption Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   govt employee Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   Washington D.C. Misc setting    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   None

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