Meet John Doe

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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.

Movie Data

Facts

Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 2m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • March 12, 1941
    Premiere
  • March 12, 1941
    Theatrical (limited)
  • May 3, 1941
    Theatrical

Genres

Keywords

Cast 19

  1. Barbara Stanwyck

    Barbara Stanwyck
    Ann Mitchell

  2. Gary Cooper

    Gary Cooper
    Long John Willoughby

  3. Edward Arnold

    Edward Arnold
    D.B. Norton

  4. Walter Brennan

    Walter Brennan
    The Colonel

  5. Spring Byington

    Spring Byington
    Mme Mitchell

  6. James Gleason

    James Gleason
    Henry Connell

  7. Gene Lockhart

    Gene Lockhart
    Mayor Lovett

  8. Rod La Rocque

    Rod La Rocque
    Ted Sheldon

  9. Irving Bacon
  10. Mitchell Lewis
  11. Sterling Holloway
  12. J. Farrell MacDonald

    J. Farrell MacDonald
    Sourpuss Smithers

  13. Regis Toomey

    Regis Toomey
    Bert Hansen

  14. J. Farrell MacDonald
  15. Warren Hymer

    Warren Hymer
    Angelface

  16. HH

    Harry Holman
    Mayor Hawkins

  17. Andrew Tombes

    Andrew Tombes
    Spencer

  18. Pierre Watkin

    Pierre Watkin
    Hammett

  19. Vaughan Glaser

    Vaughan Glaser
    Governor

Crew 15

Art

  1. SG

    Stephen Goosson
    Art Direction

Camera

  1. George Barnes

    George Barnes
    Director of Photography

Costume & Make-Up

  1. NV

    Natalie Visart
    Costume Design

Crew

  1. JC

    Jack Cosgrove
    Special Effects

Directing

  1. Frank Capra

    Frank Capra
    Director

  2. AS

    Arthur S. Black Jr.
    Assistant Director

Editing

  1. DM

Production

  1. Frank Capra

    Frank Capra
    Producer

  2. RR

    Robert Riskin
    Producer

Sound

  1. DT

    Dimitri Tiomkin
    Original Music Composer

  2. CR

    C.A. Riggs
    Sound

  3. LF

    Leo F. Forbstein
    Music Director

Writing

  1. RC
  2. RP
  3. RR

    Robert Riskin
    Screenplay

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