Secretary enters. (Her name is Mattie.)
More good luck telegrams.
Well, you know how it is, I, I've
just got to keep working. See?
Sorry, sister. I was sent down
here to clean house. I told yuh I
can't use your column any more.
It's lavender and old lace!
I'll tell you what I'll do. I get
thirty dollars a week. I'll take
twenty-five, twenty if necessary.
I'll do anything you say.
It isn't the money. We're after
circulation. What we need is
fireworks. People who can hit with
sledge hammers—start arguments.
Oh, I can do that. I know this
town inside out. Oh, give me a
Meet John Doe (1941)
Synopsis: A reporter (Barbara Stanwyck) writes a fictitious column about someone named "John Doe," who is distraught at America's neglect of the little people and plans to kill himself. The newspaper then hires a ballplayer-turned-hobo (Gary Cooper) to pose as John Doe. In a series of radio addresses written by a publisher with fascist leanings, Doe captures the public's imagination. When he finally realizes he has been used, Doe comes to his senses and becomes the man he never knew he could be.