🍿 Join us for Wolf-PAC Movie Night as we watch Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. The idea behind this night is we would all watch the movie before the virtual event and then have a discussion of this classic film. The movie can be viewed for free on YouTube.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is a 1939 American political comedy-drama film directed by Frank Capra, starring Jean Arthur and James Stewart, and featuring Claude Rains and Edward Arnold. The film is about a newly appointed United States Senator who fights against a corrupt political system, and was written by Sidney Buchman, based on Lewis R. Foster’s unpublished story “The Gentleman from Montana”. The film was controversial when it was first released, but successful at the box office, and it made Stewart a major star. It was also loosely based on the life of Montana U.S. Senator Burton Wheeler, who underwent a similar experience when he was investigating the Warren Harding administration.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington was nominated for eleven Academy Awards, winning for Best Original Story. Considered to be one of the greatest films of all time, the film was selected by the Library of Congress as one of the first 25 films for preservation in the United States National Film Registry in 1989, for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is available for free to those with Amazon Prime. Most public libraries also have a copy of the movie available for check-out. The movie is also widely available on other platforms for a fee.
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