Meet John Doe

Meet John Doe

(1941)

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Synopsis

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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Rating

IMDB 7.6 (14k)

Genres

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Runtime

2h 2min

Production country

United States

Director

Frank Capra

Cast

Gary Cooper
Long John Willoughby
Barbara Stanwyck
Ann Mitchell
Edward Arnold
D.B. Norton
Walter Brennan
The Colonel
Spring Byington
Mme Mitchell
James Gleason
Henry Connell
Gene Lockhart
Mayor Lovett
Rod La Rocque
Ted Sheldon
Irving Bacon
Beany
Regis Toomey
Bert Hansen
J. Farrell MacDonald
'Sourpuss'
Warren Hymer
Angelface
Harry Holman
Mayor Hawkins
Andrew Tombes
Spencer
Pierre Watkin
Hammett
Stanley Andrews
Weston
Mitchell Lewis
Bennett
Charles C. Wilson
Charlie Dawson
Vaughan Glaser
Governor
Sterling Holloway
Dan
M.J. Frankovich
Radio Announcer
Knox Manning
Radio Announcer
John B. Hughes
Radio Announcer
Harry Davenport
Former Bulletin Owner (uncredited)
Ann Doran
Mrs. Hansen (uncredited)
Franklyn Farnum
(uncredited)
Pat Flaherty
Mike (uncredited)
Bess Flowers
Mattie (uncredited)
Hank Mann
Eddie (uncredited)
James Millican
Photographer (uncredited)
Bert Moorhouse
Man at Stadium Rally (uncredited)
Frank Moran
(uncredited)
Bert Stevens
Radio Station Audience Member (uncredited)
Jack Wise
Delegate (uncredited)
Henry Roquemore
Chamber of Commerce Member (uncredited)
Forbes Murray
Legislator (uncredited)
Selmer Jackson
Radio Announcer at Convention (uncredited)
John Hamilton
Jim (uncredited)
William Forrest
Governor's Associate (uncredited)
Tina Thayer
Ann's Sister (uncredited)