Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

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Corrected entry: Roughly halfway through the movie, when Jefferson Smith goes to see Senator Joseph Paine. When he is opening the door to enter Paine's office, he pulls it open. The next shot shows him entering the room, by pushing the door open, not pulling it.

Correction: There appears to be a short hallway connecting the outer office to Senator Paine's office with the doors on either end. You can see this in Jefferson Smith's own office when Saunders hurries him inside to avoid the crowd after he introduces his bill.

Factual error: The Declaration of Independence shows the "S"s are written in modern style script and not the "F"s style as in the original document.

hifijohn

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Suggested correction: The document shown is a correct reproduction of the Declaration of Independence and is identical to the William Stone version (identical to original though cleaned up). In the original lower case S's were written in an 'f' style (indiscernible in the movie), but the capital S's in the title are how they were written. It should be noted though that the close up version shown in the movie is not the document actually on display at the National Archives since the creases and ink marks are absent and the text isn't badly faded.

jimba

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