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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

1939 Rated NR 2hr 9m

When idealistic junior senator Jefferson Smith (James Stewart) arrives in Washington, D.C., he's full of plans and dazzled by his surroundings -- qualities he retains despite widespread corruption among his cynical colleagues. Jean Arthur puts in a sharp performance as Smith's streetwise secretary, who helps him navigate his way through Congress, in this Academy Award-winning classic from director Frank Capra.

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Movie Details

Awards
AFI®
  • Top 100 Movies
1940 Academy Award®
  • Best Writing
  • Best Picture nominee
  • Best Supporting Actor nominee: Harry Carey Sr.
  • Best Art Direction nominee
  • Best Writing nominee
  • Best Film Editing nominee
  • Best Sound nominee
  • Best Music Score nominee
  • Best Actor nominee: James Stewart
  • Best Director nominee: Frank Capra
Ratings
NR
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
8
Common Sense rating OK for kids 8+

DVD details

Blu-ray details

Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1

Subtitles

English

Closed captioned

No

Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

The disc is a restored print of the full-frame original. It contains plenty of extras, including a featurette with Frank Capra Jr., vintage advertising materials, the theatrical trailer and commentary from Capra Jr. about his father's film. The DVD also has extensive subtitles (English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Thai and Korean) and English, Spanish and Portuguese audio tracks in mono.

Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1

Subtitles

No

Closed captioned

Yes

Language and sound

English: PCM Mono, German: PCM Mono, French: PCM Mono, Spanish (Neutral): PCM Mono, Spanish (Castilian): PCM Mono, Italian: PCM Mono, Portuguese (Brazilian): PCM Mono, English: PCM Stereo

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access; audio commentary.