Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 75th Anniversary Edition (English) (Blu-ray)

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Web Code: M2227446

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 75th Anniversary Edition

Overview

Jean Arthur, James Stewart and Claude Rains star in Frank Capra's MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON, the award-winning 1939 classic about an idealistic, small town senator who heads to Washington and suddenly finds himself single-handedly battling ruthless politicians out to destroy him.
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Overview

Jean Arthur, James Stewart and Claude Rains star in Frank Capra's MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON, the award-winning 1939 classic about an idealistic, small town senator who heads to Washington and suddenly finds himself single-handedly battling ruthless politicians out to destroy him.

When Frank Capra decided to film the novel "The Gentleman From Montana", he ran into an obstacle: Director Rouben Mamoulian owned the rights to the story. Unwilling to sell, Mamoulian eventually traded the material to Columbia on the condition that he be allowed to direct GOLDEN BOY. As Capra began working on the film, now called MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON, it was suggested that Gary Cooper, the star of MR. DEEDS GOES TO TOWN, take the lead. Capra selected Jimmy Stewart instead and the film solidified Stewart's movie career, garnering him his first Academy Award nomination. Receiving a total of eleven 1939 Oscar nominations (including Best Picture and Best Director), and winning one (Best Motion Picture Story), MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON is considered one of Capra's, Stewart's and Columbia's finest films. It also marked the end of an era. It was Capra's final film for the studio.
Genre
Drama
Format
Blu-ray
Rating
Rating Pending
Year of Original Release
2018
Year of Disc Release
2018
Distributor
Sony
Region
1
Aspect Ratio
1.85:1
Runtime
129 min
Number of Discs
1
Language
English
Actor/Actress
James Stewart; Jean Arthur; Claude Rains
Director
Frank Capra

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Reviewer Recommendation

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Of the 4 reviewers who responded, 4 would recommend this product.

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  • A truly great political drama
    Verified BuyerReviewed by gary - July 31, 2021

    This film from 82 years ago is all too accurate when it comes to presenting sleazy political manipulation and power plays. True, the technology is dated; however, the movie has a strong message--- without trying to pound an ideology into you during every scene. Jimmy Stewart is at his finest as a man of integrity trying to fight all the corruption. I've not yet seen all the background documentaries and features included with this; but the Blu Ray is a fine rendition of the 1939 film. So pleased I bought this.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

  • One of Jimmy Stewart's best!
    Verified BuyerReviewed by EnderKoz - October 5, 2020

    Great movie. Jimmy Stewart is one of the best ever. The price for the blu-ray is great. If you like his movies, this is a must-have!

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

  • A Capra Treasure
    Verified BuyerReviewed by MrSpitz - January 10, 2020

    Jimmy Stewart + Frank Capra = movie magic. Very happy with Columbia’s preservation/restoration of this classic!

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

  • A classic movie for the family
    Verified BuyerReviewed by MrFreeze - December 15, 2018

    This was an awesome movie that my teenaged kids loved to watch.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

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