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
592 Views

JOE pauses to absorb this.

JOE:

(continues reading)

"Editor's note . . . If you ask

this column, the wrong people are

jumping off roofs."

JOE glances up toward ANN, in mild protest.

JOE:

Hey, Ann, this is the old fakeroo,

isn't it?

FULL SHOT:
ANN has just about accumulated all her things.

JOE stares at her, knowing it's a fake.

ANN:

Never mind that, Joe. Go ahead.

JOE shrugs, shakes his head, and exits. ANN stuffs her

things under her arm and also goes.

INT. OUTER OFFICE

MED. SHOT:
Voices ad lib—"Awfully sorry you're not going."

"Good-bye." (Laughing)

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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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