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Meet John Doe
- Gary Cooper

Overview - Reporter Ann Mitchell (Barbara Stanwyck) is fired from her job by an unscrupulous newspaper tycoon and retaliates by printing a fake suicide note to the editor signed by a fictional "John Doe." The letter is picked up by the public as a rallying point, as Mr.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Reporter Ann Mitchell (Barbara Stanwyck) is fired from her job by an unscrupulous newspaper tycoon and retaliates by printing a fake suicide note to the editor signed by a fictional "John Doe." The letter is picked up by the public as a rallying point, as Mr. Doe claimed to be so distraught by the problems of society that he'd rather end his own life in protest. But the tycoon uses the publicity as part of a secret plan, hiring a down-on-his-luck unemployed man (Gary Cooper) to impersonate Doe--establishing him as an American symbol and creating a new political movement in the process. Frank Capra's endearing classic also stars the great character actors Walter Brennan and James Gleason.

Cast List

Barbara Stanwyck - American actress, DOUBLE INDEMNITY, STELLA DALLAS
Ruby Stevens - American actress, DOUBLE INDEMNITY, STELLA DALLAS
Gene Lockhart - Canadian Actor/In USA
Walter Brennan - Oscar-winning American actor
Spring Byington - American Supporting Actress
Rod La Rocque - American actor, 1920s-1940s
Roderick La Rocque - American actor, 1920s-1940s
James Gleason - American Actor/Screenwriter
Frank Capra - American Director
Frank R. Capra - American Director
Dimitri Tiomkin - Composer
Gary Cooper - Oscar-winning actor, HIGH NOON, SERGEANT YORK
Frank J. Cooper - Oscar-winning actor, HIGH NOON, SERGEANT YORK
Edward Arnold - American Character Actor
Robert Riskin - Screenwriter/Playwright
George Barnes - American Cinematographer
Daniel Mandell - Oscar Winning Editor, mid '20s-mid '60s, THE APARTMENT
Leo F. Forbstein - Music Director\Warners
Leo Forbstein - Music Director\Warners
Irving Bacon - American Character Actor
Stephen Goosson - Art Director

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 123
  • Color Format: B&W
  • UPC: 089218301697
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Release Date: November 2001

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Politics
Scams And Cons
Social Issues
Reporters
Newspapers

 
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Synopsis:
A spunky journalist, fired by the paper's new owners, hatches a clever scheme to get her job back. On her last day of work, she "discovers" a letter written by a man lamenting the selfishness and injustice of the world--and announcing his plans to kill himself on Christmas Eve as a protest. The fraudulent missive proves to be a terrific public relations stunt, creating an incredible wave of public support for the man while pushing the paper's readership to an all-time high. But now they need someone to play his role, and they find their reluctant hero in the form of a handsome, naive vagabond. The soft-spoken tramp wants only to make it back to baseball's big leagues, but the common folk love his homespun ways and he soon becomes a candidate for political office.

 
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