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Comment on Mr. Smith Goes to Washington: "Lost Causes"

Release: 1939-10-17
Movie
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Scene
"Lost Causes" (Filibuster) Scene
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Clip Description
Jefferson Smith (James Stewart) famously says, "You think I'm licked. You all think I'm licked. Well, I'm not licked. And I'm going to stay right here and fight for this lost cause. Even if the room gets filled with lies like these, and the Taylors and all their armies come marching into this place." Mr. Smith then collapses on the House floor.
Movie Description
A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the US Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back down.
Director
Frank Capra
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