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Meet John Doe (1941)

122 min - Drama, Comedy, Romance - 12 March 1941
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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.

Director:  Frank Capra
Stars:  Barbara Stanwyck, Gary Cooper, Edward Arnold, Walter Brennan, Spring Byington, James Gleason, Gene Lockhart, Rod La Rocque, Irving Bacon, Mitchell Lewis, Sterling Holloway, J. Farrell MacDonald, Regis Toomey, J. Farrell MacDonald, Warren Hymer, Harry Holman, Andrew Tombes, Pierre Watkin, Vaughan Glaser

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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.



Tagline: ALL AMERICA WANTS TO MEET THE "MR. DEEDS" OF 1941!

Genres: Drama, Comedy, Romance

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Language:  English
Release Date:  12 March 1941

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Warner Bros., Frank Capra Productions

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 02 min

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