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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1949)

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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1949) (Movie)
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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (Movie)

October 17, 1949
Genres: Comedy / Drama
 
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The governor of an unnamed state, Hubert "Happy" Hopper, has to pick a replacement for deceased U.S. Senator Sam Foley. His corrupt political boss, Jim Taylor, pressures Hopper to choose his handpicked stooge, while popular committees want a reformer. The governor's children want him to select Jefferson Smith, the head of the Boy Rangers. Unable to make up his mind, Hopper decides to flip a coin. When it lands on its side – and next to a newspaper story on one of Smith's accomplishments – he chooses Smith, calculating that his wholesome image will please the people while his naiveté will make him easy to manipulate.