Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) Movie Poster
  • Released
  • April 13, 1949
  • 2 hr 5 min
  • 160 Fan Ratings

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Parents need to know that this classic gem from 1939 includes lots of smoking (cigarettes, pipes, cigars) consistent with the era and some drunkenness. Even though much of the movie takes place in Senate chambers, there are still a few violent moments including a gun shot, paper boys punched and nearly run down by goons, and the main character punching crooked reporters. Punching aside, the titular Mr. Smith is an otherwise great role model, holding onto his strong convictions even when it seems like everyone is against him. Kids will not only get to see the Lincoln Memorial but learn a bit about how the Senate operates and see a filibuster in action.

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  • POSITIVE MESSAGES
  • POSITIVE ROLE MODELS
  • VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
  • SEXY STUFF
  • LANGUAGE
  • CONSUMERISM
  • DRINKING & DRUGS
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