Sunday, January 16, 2011
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
Dir - Frank Capra
I wonder how many people were inspired to enter politics by this movie. I also wonder how many of those people would feel ashamed if they watched this again. This is just as great as I've heard and suspected and, somehow, more. I couldn't be in the Senate because I'm sure I couldn't keep my cool. Never have I wanted to punch Claude Rains until seeing this.
Also, one of the Governor's kids, the one who presents Stewart with the briefcase, is the worst! I just wanted to slap him.