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Meet John Doe

Directed by Frank Capra
1941    2h 2m    Not Rated
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.
Cast of Meet John Doe
  • Gary CooperLong John Willoughby
  • Barbara StanwyckAnn Mitchell
  • Edward ArnoldD.B. Norton
  • Walter BrennanThe Colonel
  • Spring ByingtonMme Mitchell
  • James GleasonHenry Connell
  • Gene LockhartMayor Lovett
  • Rod La RocqueTed Sheldon
  • Irving BaconBeany
  • Regis ToomeyBert Hansen
  • J. Farrell MacDonald'Sourpuss'
  • Warren HymerAngelface
  • Harry HolmanMayor Hawkins
  • Andrew TombesSpencer
  • Pierre WatkinHammett
  • Stanley AndrewsWeston
  • Mitchell LewisBennett
  • Charles C. WilsonCharlie Dawson
  • Vaughan GlaserGovernor
  • Sterling HollowayDan
  • M.J. FrankovichRadio Announcer
  • Knox ManningRadio Announcer
  • John B. HughesRadio Announcer
  • Harry DavenportFormer Bulletin Owner (uncredited)
  • Ann DoranMrs. Hansen (uncredited)
  • Franklyn Farnum(uncredited)
  • Pat FlahertyMike (uncredited)
  • Bess FlowersMattie (uncredited)
  • Hank MannEddie (uncredited)
  • James MillicanPhotographer (uncredited)
  • Bert MoorhouseMan at Stadium Rally (uncredited)
  • Frank Moran(uncredited)
  • Bert StevensRadio Station Audience Member (uncredited)
  • Jack WiseDelegate (uncredited)
  • Henry RoquemoreChamber of Commerce Member (uncredited)
  • Forbes MurrayLegislator (uncredited)
  • Selmer JacksonRadio Announcer at Convention (uncredited)
  • John HamiltonJim (uncredited)
  • William ForrestGovernor's Associate (uncredited)
  • Tina ThayerAnn's Sister (uncredited)
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  • Meet John Doe
    Meet John DoeTrailer
  • Meet John Doe: It Started As A Stunt
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