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Stewart’s young Wisconsin senator exposing corruption and upholding true American values in a Senate House riddled with graft is quintessential Capra – popular wish-fulfilment served up with such fast-talking comic panache that you don’t have time to question its cornball idealism.
Scriptwriter Sidney Buchman’s crackling dialogue is also lent sharp-tongued conviction by Rains, as the slimy senior senator, Jean Arthur as the hard-boiled dame finally won over by Stewart’s honesty, and Harry Carey as the Vice President.
Dir. Frank Capra
Starring: James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains, Harry Carey
Time 3.00 p.m
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