Meet John Doe (1941)

Director
Frank Capra

Main cast
Barbara Stanwyck; Gary Cooper; Edward Arnold; Walter Brennan; Spring Byington

Genres
Drama, Comedy, Romance

Description
As a parting shot, fired reporter Ann Mitchell prints a fake letter from unemployed "John Doe," who threatens suicide in protest of social ills. The paper is forced to rehire Ann and hires John Willoughby to impersonate "Doe." Ann and her bosses cynically milk the story for all it's worth, until the made-up "John Doe" philosophy starts a whole political movement.


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