The naive Jeff Smith (James Stewart) is appointed as a U.S. Senator by a corrupt political party machine headed by the Governor, a publisher and Senator Paine (Claude Rains). Paine, hoping to keep Senator Smith from prying into a pending bill for an unnecessary but profitable dam, suggests to Smith that he sponsor a bill for his own pet project, a boys' camp. Meanwhile, Smith's disillusioned secretary, Saunders (Jean Arthur), who is on Paine's payroll, has fallen in love with Mr. Smith. She informs him that the dam and camp share the same land site! Shocked, Mr. Smith threatens Paine with exposure, but Paine tells the senate that Smith owns the land. Mr. Smith fights back with a heroic one-man filibuster.

  • Drama

Cast & Crew

  • Claude Rains

    Claude RainsActor

  • Jean Arthur

    Jean ArthurActor

  • Thomas Mitchell

    Thomas MitchellActor

  • Beulah Bondi

    Beulah BondiActor

  • Porter Hall

    Porter HallActor

  • Eugene Pallette

    Eugene PalletteActor

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