Meet John Doe

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.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Production: Madacy Entertainment
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win.
 
IMDB:
7.7
Rotten Tomatoes:
89%
NOT RATED
Year:
1941
122 min
565 Views

She can get no further, for several people enter. They are

cowed and frightened. ANN hesitates a moment, then, there

being nothing for her to do, she starts to exit. She is

stopped by CONNELL's voice.

CONNELL:

All right, come in, come in! Come

in!

(to Ann)

Cashier's got your check.

(back to others)

Who are these people? Gibbs,

Frowley, Cunningham, Jiles—

(to Ann at door)

Hey, you, sister!

Ann turns.

CONNELL:

Don't forget to get out your last

column before you pick up your

check!

ANN's eyes flash angrily as she exits.

INT. OUTER OFFICE.

MED. SHOT:
ANN storms out. The painter again has to wait

for the door to swing back to him.

INT. ANN'S OFFICE.

FULL SHOT:
ANN enters her office and paces around, furious.

A man in alpaca sleeve-bands enters. His name is JOE.

JOE:

You're a couple o' sticks shy in

your column, Ann.

ANN:

(ignores him,

muttering . . .)

A big, rich slob like D. B. Norton

buys a paper—and forty heads are

chopped off!

JOE:

Did you get it, too?

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Robert Riskin

Robert Riskin (March 30, 1897 – September 20, 1955) was an American Academy Award-winning screenwriter and playwright, best known for his collaborations with director-producer Frank Capra. more…

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