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Frank CapraThe Catastrophe of Success$
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Joseph McBride

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781604738384

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604738384.001.0001

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. “My ancestors couldn’t; I can”

. “My ancestors couldn’t; I can”

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(p.401) 14. “My ancestors couldn’t; I can”
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Frank Capra
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McBride Joseph

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604738384.003.0014

This chapter describes the making of the film, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. The film began with a screen story by Lewis R. Foster called “The Gentleman from Montana,” the story of the disillusionment of a wide-eyed idealist after his appointment to the United States Senate. Capra claimed that when he read “The Gentleman from Montana,” he immediately envisioned Jimmy Stewart and Jean Arthur in the leading roles.

Keywords:   Frank Capra, Mr. Smith, Gentleman from Montana

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