Jean Arthur is the second classic movie star to take the spotlight for 24 hours during the TCM Summer Under The Stars series. I’ll have formal reviews running for a few films on Tuesday. However, one that I strongly recommend watching is Frank Capra’s Oscar-winning classic, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. Hey, when you’re up against films like Gone with the Wind and The Wizard of Oz, you have to take those Oscars where you…"Jean Arthur – TCM Summer Under The Stars"
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington remains a classic over 80 years following its theatrical release and is a part of the Columbia Classics: 4K Ultra HD Collection. While the film has beautifully aged, the same couldn’t be said for its theatrical release in 1939. It was slammed by many politicians. Democratic Senate Majority Leader Alben W. Barkley wasn’t among the fans. Nor was Joseph P. Kennedy, then the American Ambassador to Great Britain. He was…"Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Remains A Classic"