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Frank Capra's Mr. Smith Goes to Washington [videorecording]

Columbia Pictures Corporation ; screenplay by Sidney Buchman ; directed by Frank Capra
Format
Video; Laserdisc
Summary
An idealistic, small town senator heads to Washington and suddenly finds himself single-handedly battling ruthless politicians out to destroy him.
Director
Frank Capra
Performers
Jean Arthur, James Stewart, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold, Guy Kibbee, Thomas Mitchell, Harry Carey.
Release Date
1939
Run Time
130 min.
Language
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired
Notes
  • Videodisc release of a 1939 motion picture.
  • "Mr. Smith goes to Washington" was one of the initial selections made to the Library of Congress National Film Registry. Technicians in the Library's Motion Picture Conservation Center in Dayton, Ohio, spent three years to restore "Mr. Smith" from the surviving original negative materials.
Variant Title
Mr. Smith goes to Washington
Awards Note
Academy award for best screenplay of 1939. Academy award nominations for best picture, actor, supporting actor and music.
Series
Studio Heritage Collection
Columbia Classics
ISBN
0800179064
Credits
Director, Frank Capra ; screenplay, Sidney Buchman ;director of photography, Joseph Walker ; film editors, Gene Harlick, Al Clark ; musical score, Dimitri Tiomkin.
Published
[Burbank, Calif.] : Columbia TriStar Home Video, 1995.
Description
2 videodiscs (130 min.) : sd., b&w ; 12 in.
LaserDisc [CLV]
Technical Details
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