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Meet John Doe (1941)

imdb rating7.6Rotten Tomatoes rating91%
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

portraitFrank Capra

Cast

portraitGary Cooper - Long John Willoughby
portraitBarbara Stanwyck - Ann Mitchell
portraitEdward Arnold - D.B. Norton
portraitWalter Brennan - The Colonel
portraitSpring Byington - Mme Mitchell
portraitJames Gleason - Henry Connell
portraitGene Lockhart - Mayor Lovett
portraitRod La Rocque - Ted Sheldon
portraitIrving Bacon - Beany
portraitRegis Toomey - Bert Hansen
portraitJ. Farrell MacDonald - 'Sourpuss'
portraitWarren Hymer - Angelface
portraitHarry Holman - Mayor Hawkins
portraitAndrew Tombes - Spencer
portraitPierre Watkin - Hammett
portraitStanley Andrews - Weston
portraitMitchell Lewis - Bennett
portraitCharles C. Wilson - Charlie Dawson
portraitVaughan Glaser - Governor
portraitSterling Holloway - Dan
portraitM.J. Frankovich - Radio Announcer
portraitKnox Manning - Radio Announcer
portraitJohn B. Hughes - Radio Announcer
portraitHarry Davenport - Former Bulletin Owner (uncredited)
portraitAnn Doran - Mrs. Hansen (uncredited)
portraitFranklyn Farnum - (uncredited)
portraitPat Flaherty - Mike (uncredited)
portraitBess Flowers - Mattie (uncredited)
portraitHank Mann - Eddie (uncredited)
portraitJames Millican - Photographer (uncredited)
portraitBert Moorhouse - Man at Stadium Rally (uncredited)
portraitFrank Moran - (uncredited)
portraitBert Stevens - Radio Station Audience Member (uncredited)
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