Friday, May 13, 2016

Mr Smith Goes to Washington 1939

If this one doesn't get you right in the gullet, you aint got no heart. Frank Capra is brilliant - period.

The naive man of integrity who can't help but do good

His screen mother, who also played George Bailey's ma a few years later

The hardened senator played so well by Claude Raines

The corrupt political machine pulling all the strings of the hardened Senator

Eugene Pallette reprising his Friar Tuck role from 1938

Thomas Mitchell as the clumsy press agent (Diz, a wonderful egg)  pining for press agent Saunders, played by Jean Arthur

You love this monkey, don't cha?

Jean Arthur, who just shines as press agent Saunders , especially, when as she is realizing she's in love with the naive man of integrity

What d'you think?!?

Harry Carey as the knowing and fair president of the Senate

H. B. Warner as the sober senate majority leader

Charles Lane, just your little rent collector, as Nosey the reporter

Washington, District of Columbia; with all it's history and glory as this Nation's capital

Liberty's too precious a thing to be buried in books, Miss Saunders.

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