Meet John Doe (TEFC)

United States, 1941

Film
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In this acclaimed Capra extravaganza, warning against the threat of fascism, Gary Cooper portrays a naive street tramp who becomes the unwitting tool of corrupt politicians. Journalist, Ann Mitchell (Barbara Stanwyck) conveys the story of John Doe, who then becomes the voice of the people and the champion of decency and fair play. Doe threatens suicide as the ultimate protest against corruption; and thousands of good citizens rally to prevent his death. Director Frank Capra weaves touching comedy into this powerful screen masterpiece. Also stars Edward Arnold and Walter Brennan.

Credits

producer/director

Frank Capra

production company

Liberty Films

Warner Bros Pictures

Language

English

Duration

02:03:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

39170

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Comedy

Comedy → Satire

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Fraud

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Fascism

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Political corruption

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Unemployment

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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