Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (42:00)
Podcast #22 finds us taking ol’ Jimmy Stewart to task for his performance (he’s like a certain animated character from a Pixar movie) while we also talk plenty about real-life and reel-life politics. There’s also trivia and we answer some more reader email! So bring your apple and your thermos, limber up your buttocks, and start yer filibustering as we present our longest podcast yet.
6 thoughts on “Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)”
I enjoyed ‘Mr. Smith’ enough, but I’ve forgotten pretty much everything about it except for the filibuster scene. Either I am due to watch it again or it just wasn’t all that memorable on the whole. I do love Stewart and Capra, though.
And hey, thanks for the shout-out, folks! 🙂 I remember reading Leonard Maltin comparing ‘Clean Slate’ unfavourably to ‘Groundhog Day’ and calling it something like “the kind of clone film that gets bankrolled after a much better one becomes a hit.” A LOT of that went on in the wake of ‘Die Hard.’ Still such a great movie, though. Thanks for inspiring me to re-watch it recently!
If you remember the filibuster scene, that’s good enough. And more than enough. I guess we made that clear in the podcast though, didn’t we? 😉
You’re welcome for the shout-out. Keep shouting and we’ll keep outing.
OK, trivia time: Thomas “Uncle Billy” Mitchell appeared in Mr. Smith and ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ (both directed by Capra), ‘Stagecoach’ and ‘High Noon’ (both by John Ford), and Victor Fleming’s ‘Gone With the Wind.’
You’re so close. So very close. There’s a blunder in there though.
Every time you jerks talk about Gary Cooper I get “Puttin’ on the Ritz” stuck in my head for 3 days. 🙂
Thuper duper! Your comment just made me smile at the welcome reference to Young Frankenstein. Might have to give that movie some airtime on The Not 100 Project!