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Directed by Frank Capra




129 minutes



Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Introduced by Former State Representative the Honorable Ellen Cohen

James Stewart became a star with his portrayal of an idealistic junior senator who ends up leading a filibuster in Washington, DC. The film's cast also includes Jean Arthur and Claude Rains.

“Stewart is amazing in the last part of the film, summing up all the hopes and dreams and concerns of all Americans as he fights against the corruption that threatens to destroy the way of life he loves.”
Movie Magazine International

Ellen Cohen is an award-winning community leader, 40-year breast-cancer survivor, and candidate for Houston City Council, District C. She is committed to public service and giving back to a city that has given so much to her. When away from the campaign trail, Cohen consults with business and nonprofit organizations on executive leadership coaching, training, public speaking, and presentation skills.