Director: Frank Capra. Cast: James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains. 129 min. Rated G. Drama.
When all-American Frank Capra and all-American Jimmy Stewart get together, their ultra-classics make you shed a tear for the joy of pure honesty. Made in the golden Hollywood year of 1939, the concept of corrupt politicians and the fight of the lone hero against the cruel system, is as fresh as could ever be - not only for the American audience, but also for countries who brink on totalitarianism. At times, I had difficulty deciding whether I found James Stewart's character more interesting, or Jean Arthur's. If you haven't seen this classic yet, you're doing yourself a great disservice.