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|Jean Arthur||Clarissa Saunders|
|James Stewart||Jefferson Smith|
|Claude Rains||Senator Joseph Harrison Pain|
|Edward Arnold||Jim Taylor|
|Guy Kibbee||Gov. Hubert 'Happy' Hopper|
|Thomas Mitchell||Diz Moore|
|Eugene Pallette||Chick McGann|
|Beulah Bondi||Ma Smith|
|Harry Carey||President of the Senate|
|Ruth Donnelly||Emma Hopper|
|Grant Mitchell||Sen. MacPherson|
|Porter Hall||Sen. Monroe|
|Pierre Watkin||Sen. Barnes|
|Charles Lane||Nosey newsman|
|William Demarest||Bill Griffith|
|Dick Elliott||Carl Cook|
|Billy Watson||Peter Hopper|
|Delmar Watson||Jimmie Hopper|
|Harry Watson||Hopper boy|
|Garry Watson||Hopper boy|
|Larry Simms||Hopper boy|
|H.B. Warner||Sen. Agnew|
|Astrid Allwyn||Susan Paine|
|John Russell||Otis Hopper|
"Romance, drama, laughter and heartbreak... created out of the very heart and soil of America!"
"Capra at his greatest!"
"Romance, drama, laughter and heartbreak ... created out of the very heart and soil of America ... by a great director and cast!"
"Stirring - In the seeing! Precious - In the remembering!"
"Capra's Greatest Hit --- The Screen At Its Most Inspired!"
"Entertainment As Powerful As the Strength of the People! As Great As the Genius of Capra!"
The governor of an unnamed western state, Hubert "Happy" Hopper (Guy Kibbee), has to pick a replacement for recently deceased U.S. Senator Sam Foley. His corrupt political boss, Jim Taylor (Edward Arnold), pressures Hopper to choose his handpicked stooge, while popular committees want a reformer, Henry Hill. The governor's children want him to select Jefferson Smith (James Stewart), the head of the Boy Rangers. Unable to make up his mind between Taylor's stooge and the reformer, Hopper decides to flip a coin. When it lands on edge – and next to a newspaper story on one of Smith's accomplishments – he chooses Smith, calculating that his wholesome image will please the people while his naïveté will make him easy to manipulate.
Theatrical : 1939-10-19 : United States of America
DVD : 2000-02-22
DVD : 2008-12-09