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

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)
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