Today is Frank Capra’s birthday! Capra was born 126 years ago, on this date, in Sicily.
Now, if you’ve been reading this site for a while, you should know that my favorite Capra film is It’s A Wonderful Life. However, a close second is 1939’s Mr. Smith Goes To Washington. In today’s scene that I love, Sen. Jefferson Smith (Jimmy Stewart) holds the Senate floor as he denounces the corruption that he sees all around him in Washington. There’s a reason why Senator Smith is still held up as the ideal public servant. It’s just a shame that he was a fictional character.
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