SESSION: Sunday 23rd June at 7pm


Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

(1939, dir. Frank Capra, w/ Jean Arthur, James Stewart, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold)

Naive and idealistic Jefferson Smith, leader of the Boy Rangers, is appointed on a lark by the spineless governor of his state. He is reunited with the state's senior senator--presidential hopeful and childhood hero, Senator Joseph Paine. In Washington, however, Smith discovers many of the shortcomings of the political process as his earnest goal of a national boys' camp leads to a conflict with the state political boss, Jim Taylor. Taylor first tries to corrupt Smith and then later attempts to destroy Smith through a scandal. (IMDB)

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Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

(1936, dir. Frank Capra, w/ Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, George Bancroft, Lionel Stander)

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town will start at approximately 9:35pm, and finish at approximately 11:36pm.

Longfellow Deeds lives in a small town, leading a small town kind of life - including playing the tuba in the town band. When a relative dies and leaves Deeds a fortune, Longfellow picks up his tuba and moves to the big city where he becomes an instant target for everyone from the greedy opera committee to the sensationist daily newspaper. Deeds outwits them all until Babe Bennett comes along. Babe is a hot-shot reporter who figures the best way to get close to Deeds is to pose as a damsel in distress. When small-town boy meets big-city girl anything can, and does, happen. (IMDB)

FILM INFO 4444(IMDB rating)