Meet John Doe-70th Anniversary

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Studio VCI Video
SKU 217388547
UPC 089859859922
UPC 14 00089859859922
Format DVD
Release Date 11/30/2010
Scams And Cons
Social Issues
Editors Note
Note 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.
Plot Summary
Summary 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.
Frank Capra
Barbara Stanwyck
Walter Brennan
James Gleason
Gary Cooper
Cast & Crew
Barbara Stanwyck - Star
Gene Lockhart - Star
Walter Brennan - Star
Spring Byington - Star
Rod La Rocque - Star
James Gleason - Star
Gary Cooper - Star
Edward Arnold - Star
Irving Bacon - Star
Stephen Goosson - Art Department Coordinator
Leo F. Forbstein - Music Director
Robert Riskin - Screenwriter
George Barnes - Cinematographer
Daniel Mandell - Editor
Frank Capra - Producer
Dimitri Tiomkin - Composer
Frank Capra - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1941
UPC 00089859859922
Number of Discs 2
Running Time 123 minutes
Color B&W
DVD, Collector's Edition
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD

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