Movie Classics at the Ritz Theatre: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Name: Movie Classics at the Ritz Theatre: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Date: May 2, 2019
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM EDT
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.