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The Resource Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Columbia Pictures Corporation presents ; screen play by Sidney Buchman ; story by Lewis R. Foster ; directed by Frank Capra

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Columbia Pictures Corporation presents ; screen play by Sidney Buchman ; story by Lewis R. Foster ; directed by Frank Capra

Label
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Title
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Statement of responsibility
Columbia Pictures Corporation presents ; screen play by Sidney Buchman ; story by Lewis R. Foster ; directed by Frank Capra
Title variation
  • Frank Capra's Mister Smith goes to Washington
  • Mr. Smith goes to Washington
  • Mister Smith goes to Washington
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Composer
Director
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • jpn
  • kor
  • por
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Jefferson Smith is a small town idealist who answers the call to duty when he's unexpectedly named to fill a vacant seat in the U.S. Senate. Determined to do some good, he sponsors a bill to create a national boy's camp, unaware it threatens to undermine a graft scheme sponsored by his home state's crooked political machine. Framed and threatened with expulsion, Jefferson takes to the Senate floor to prove his innocence
Member of
Awards note
Academy awards, 1940: Best writing, original story (Foster)
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Mr. Smith goes to Washington (Motion picture)
Credits note
Director of photography, Joseph Walker; film editors, Gene Havlick, Al Clark; musical score, Dimitri Tiomkin
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
English dialogue with optional English, Japanese, Korean or Portuguese subtitles; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.F73 2008
PerformerNote
Jean Arthur, James Stewart, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold, Guy Kibbee, Thomas Mitchell, Beulah Bondi, Harry Carey, Eugene Pallette, Ruth Donnelly, Grant Mitchell, Porter Hall
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1898-1974
  • 1902-1975
  • 1897-1991
  • 1894-1979
  • 1900-1991
  • 1908-1997
  • 1889-1967
  • 1890-1956
  • 1882-1956
  • 1892-1962
  • 1892-1981
  • 1878-1947
  • 1889-1954
  • 1896-1982
  • 1874-1957
  • 1888-1953
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Foster, Lewis R.
  • Buchman, Sidney
  • Capra, Frank
  • Tiomkin, Dimitri
  • Arthur, Jean
  • Stewart, James
  • Rains, Claude
  • Arnold, Edward
  • Kibbee, Guy
  • Mitchell, Thomas
  • Bondi, Beulah
  • Carey, Harry
  • Pallette, Eugene
  • Donnelly, Ruth
  • Mitchell, Grant
  • Hall, Porter
  • Columbia Pictures Corporation
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
130
Series statement
Premiere Frank Capra collection
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Legislators
  • Political corruption
  • Bills, Legislative
  • Malicious accusation
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • United States
  • Bills, Legislative
  • Legislators
  • Malicious accusation
  • Political corruption
  • United States
  • Washington (D.C.)
Technique
live action
Label
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Columbia Pictures Corporation presents ; screen play by Sidney Buchman ; story by Lewis R. Foster ; directed by Frank Capra
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1939
  • Special features: Commentary by Frank Capra, Jr.; Frank Capra, Jr. remembers -- Mr. Smith goes to Washington; vintage advertising gallery; original theatrical trailer
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Frank Capra's American dream
  • Columbia TriStar Television in association with Frank Capra Productions, ZM Productions, the Sony Pictures High Definition Center and American Movie Classics ; written and directed by Kenneth Bowser ; produced by Charles A. Duncombe, Jr., Kenneth Bowser ; executive producers, Tom Capra, Frank Capra, Jr., George Zaloom, Les Mayfield, Jean-Michel Michenaud
  • (c1997)
  • Conversations with Frank Capra Jr., a family history
  • Conversations with Frank Capra Jr., the golden years
  • Frank Capra, collaboration
  • The Frank Capra I knew
Control code
ocn276951402
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 130 min.)
Isbn
9781424818860
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 043396279780
  • 043396152182
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
27978
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)276951402
System details
DVD, Region 1, NTSC; full screen (1.33:1); Dolby digital
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Columbia Pictures Corporation presents ; screen play by Sidney Buchman ; story by Lewis R. Foster ; directed by Frank Capra
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1939
  • Special features: Commentary by Frank Capra, Jr.; Frank Capra, Jr. remembers -- Mr. Smith goes to Washington; vintage advertising gallery; original theatrical trailer
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Frank Capra's American dream
  • Columbia TriStar Television in association with Frank Capra Productions, ZM Productions, the Sony Pictures High Definition Center and American Movie Classics ; written and directed by Kenneth Bowser ; produced by Charles A. Duncombe, Jr., Kenneth Bowser ; executive producers, Tom Capra, Frank Capra, Jr., George Zaloom, Les Mayfield, Jean-Michel Michenaud
  • (c1997)
  • Conversations with Frank Capra Jr., a family history
  • Conversations with Frank Capra Jr., the golden years
  • Frank Capra, collaboration
  • The Frank Capra I knew
Control code
ocn276951402
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 130 min.)
Isbn
9781424818860
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 043396279780
  • 043396152182
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
27978
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)276951402
System details
DVD, Region 1, NTSC; full screen (1.33:1); Dolby digital
Video recording format
DVD

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