Meet John Doe (1941)

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.

Directing:
  • Frank Capra

Writing:
  • Robert Riskin
  • Robert Presnell Sr.
  • Richard Connell

Stars:
Release Date: 1941-03-14
themoviedb icon 7.4/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 122

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Barbara Stanwyck
Barbara Stanw...
Ann Mitchell
Spring Byington
Spring Byingt...
Mme Mitchell
James Gleason
James Gleason
Henry Connell
Gene Lockhart
Gene Lockhart
Mayor Lovett
Gary Cooper
Gary Cooper
Long John Willoughby
Regis Toomey
Regis Toomey
Bert Hansen
Irving Bacon
Irving Bacon
Beany
Rod La Rocque
Rod La Rocque
Ted Sheldon
Harry Holman
Harry Holman
Mayor Hawkins
Edward Arnold
Edward Arnold
D.B. Norton
Walter Brennan
Walter Brenna...
The Colonel
Sterling Holloway
Sterling Holl...
Dan
J. Farrell MacDonald
J. Farrell Ma...
'Sourpuss'
Warren Hymer
Warren Hymer
Angelface
Andrew Tombes
Andrew Tombes
Spencer
Pierre Watkin
Pierre Watkin
Hammett
Vaughan Glaser
Vaughan Glase...
Governor
Harry Davenport
Harry Davenpo...
Former Bulletin Owner (uncredited)
Ann Doran
Ann Doran
Mrs. Hansen (uncredited)
Franklyn Farnum
Franklyn Farn...
(uncredited)
Bess Flowers
Bess Flowers
Mattie (uncredited)
James Millican
James Millica...
Photographer (uncredited)
Bert Moorhouse
Bert Moorhous...
Man at Stadium Rally (uncredited)
Bert Stevens
Bert Stevens
Radio Station Audience Member (uncredited)
Hank Mann
Hank Mann
Eddie (uncredited)
Stanley Andrews
Stanley Andre...
Weston
Charles C. Wilson
Charles C. Wi...
Charlie Dawson
Knox Manning
Knox Manning
Radio Announcer
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