Mr. Smith Goes to Washington on the Big Screen

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington on the Big Screen

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The Hollywood Classic up on the big screen

Directed by three time Oscar Winner, Frank Capra

The naïve Jeff Smith (James Stewart) is appointed as a U.S. Senator by a corrupt political party machine headed by the Governor, a publisher and Senator Paine (Claude Rains). Paine, hoping to keep Senator Smith from prying into a pending bill for an unnecessary but profitable dam, suggests to Smith that he sponsor a bill for his own pet project, a boys’ camp. Meanwhile, Smith’s disillusioned secretary, Saunders (Jean Arthur), who is on Paine’s payroll, has fallen in love with Mr. Smith. She informs him that the dam and camp share the same land site! Shocked, Mr. Smith threatens Paine with exposure, but Paine tells the senate that Smith owns the land. Mr. Smith fights back with a heroic one-man filibuster.

This two-day event includes exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies.

Sunday, October 14th at 2pm and 7 pm

Wednesday, October 17th at 2pm and 7pm

at Regal Cinema, Salmon Run Mall, Watertown

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