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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington(1939)

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  • Bitterly denounced by Washington insiders angry at its allegations of corruption, yet banned by Fascist states in Europe who were afraid it showed that democracy works.
  • To make his voice hoarse for the filibuster scene, 'James Stewart' dried out his throat with bicarbonate of soda.
  • Originally, the ending was much, much longer, involving scenes such as Mr. Smith going back to his home state and given a parade (with Saunders), the Taylor machine being crushed, Mr. Smith on a motorcycle and stopping to see Senator Paine, forgiving him and everyone going to see Smith's mother. It was cut after a preview audience's response. Some of the footage can be seen in the theatrical trailer.

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  • Holz (2008-11-07)

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    The scenes where James Stewart wanders around in amazement at the Washington monuments were "stolen", since the US Parks Service had denied the studio permission to film near them.

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