Mr. Smith Goes To Washington

Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939) Director: Frank Capra Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is Frank Capra's masterpiece, the natural parallel to his earlier Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936). This was Jimmy Stewart's fifth film, and certainly his career-defining breakthrough, after the prior year being also cast alongside Jean Arthur in Frank Capra's You Can't Take It … Continue reading Mr. Smith Goes To Washington

La Roue

La Roue (1923) Director: Abel Gance A Victor Hugo quote begins The Wheel - "Creation is a Great Wheel which does not move without crushing someone." This epic film opens with a dramatic and cataclysmic train crash. Sisif (played by Séverin-Mars who died of a heart attack before the release of the film) the ironically … Continue reading La Roue