Mr. Smith Goes To Washington script
Synopsis: When the idealistic young Jefferson Smith (James Stewart) winds up appointed to the United States Senate, he gains the mentorship of Senator Joseph Paine (Claude Rains). However, Paine isn't as noble as his reputation would indicate, and he becomes involved in a scheme to discredit Smith, who wants to build a boys' campsite where a more lucrative project could go. Determined to stand up against Paine and his corrupt peers, Smith takes his case to the Senate floor.

In GOVERNOR HOPPER'S BEDROOM:

HUBERT:

(on the phone)

Yes, Joe, yes--right away.

(He hangs up--then

lifts the receiver

again and begins to

dial)

EMMA:

What is it?

HUBERT:

Sam Foley--dead!

EMMA:

Great saints!

HUBERT:

Of all the times! Of all the times!

Two months to the end of his term--

and Foley has to go and die on us--

EMMA:

Whom are you calling--in the dead of

night?

HUBERT:

Taylor, my dear.

EMMA:

Can't that wait, Hubert?

HUBERT:

No, no--believe me, pet--this is

*most* urgent--

(Into the phone)

Hello, hello. Is Taylor there?--

Governor Hopper. Quickly, please--

EMMA:

This isn't a home, it's the crossroads

of the world!

HUBERT:

Now, now, Emma, dear--you mustn't

forget we have been chosen by the

people of this commonwealth to--

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Waldo Salt

Waldo Miller Salt was an American screenwriter who was blacklisted by the Hollywood movie studio bosses during the era of McCarthyism. He later won Academy Awards for Midnight Cowboy and Coming Home. more…

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