Meet John Doe

(1941)

Overview

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.

  1. Robert Presnell Sr.

    Story

  2. Richard Connell

    Story

  3. Robert Riskin

    Screenplay

  4. Frank Capra

    Director

Facts

Status Released

Release Information

  • March 12, 1941
    Premiere

    Meaning

  • March 12, 1941
    Theatrical (limited)

    Meaning

  • May 3, 1941
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 2m

Budget -

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