Meet John Doe is a 1941 American comedy drama film directed and produced by Frank Capra, and starring Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck.
The film is about a "grassroots" political campaign created unwittingly by a newspaper columnist with the involvement of a hired homeless man and pursued by the paper's wealthy owner.
It became a box office hit and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Story. It was ranked #49 in AFI's 100 Years... 100 Cheers. It was the first of two features Capra made for Warner Brothers, after he left Columbia Pictures.
IMDb Rating: 7.7/10
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Summary: A man needing money agrees to impersonate a nonexistent person who said he'd be committing suicide as a protest, and a political movement begins.
Starring: Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck
Director: Frank Capra
Producer: Frank Capra
Screenplay: Robert Riskin
Story: Richard Connell, Robert Presnell, Sr.
Music: Dimitri Tiomkin
Cinematography: George Barnes
Editor: Daniel Mandell
Distributor: Warner Bros.
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