Adventure in Washington

1941 film directed by Alfred Edward Green / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Adventure in Washington is a 1941 American drama film directed by Alfred E. Green and starring Herbert Marshall, Virginia Bruce and Gene Reynolds.[1] The plot is about an unlikely U.S. Senate page boy whose misadventures in Washington, D.C., cause a Congressional scandal.

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Adventure in Washington
Directed byAlfred E. Green
Written byJeanne Spencer
Albert Benham
Screenplay byArthur Caesar
Lewis R. Foster
Produced byCharles R. Rogers
StarringHerbert Marshall
Virginia Bruce
Gene Reynolds
CinematographyHenry Sharp
Allen G. Siegler
Edited byJames Sweeney
Music byW. Franke Harling
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • May 30, 1941 (1941-05-30)
Running time
84 minutes
CountryUnited States

Based on a story by Jeanne Spencer and Albert Benham,[2] the film was originally conceived in 1940 as a sequel to Columbia Pictures' hit film of the previous year set in the United States Senate, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, with Mickey Rooney in mind for the part of a juvenile delinquent who becomes a Senate page.[3]

Gene Reynolds eventually got the role of the page when filming began in 1941. Virginia Bruce plays a female radio reporter covering the Capitol Hill beat, who fights for acceptance as a legitimate journalist in a male-dominated arena. Herbert Marshall's character as a prominent Senator eventually comes to appreciate her insights into human nature as well as her skill and they become close friends.

The film's sets designed by art director Lionel Banks were acclaimed for their attention to detail.[4] It was released in Britain under the alternative title of Female Correspondent.

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