Jimmy Stewart’s 1939 performance in Mr. Smith Goes To Washington helped form the popular perception of a Senate filibuster, with a lawmaker talking for hours on end. It hasn’t been like that for decades, but President Biden supports returning to that style.

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James Stewart
Mr Smith Goes To Washington – 1939
Director: Frank Capra
Columbia
USA
Scene Still
Drama
Mister Smith Goes To Washington / Mr. Smith Goes To Washington
Monsieur Smith au Sénat