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Meet John Doe

Author: Gary CooperBarbara StanwyckEdward ArnoldWalter BrennanJames GleasonAll authors
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [Allied Artists Entertainment], ©2005.
Series: Allied Artists classics.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A genial homeless unemployed baseball pitcher is hoaxed into protesting against existing social evils as a newspaper circulation stunt. He pleas to the "little man" for brotherly love and democratic good will, and John Doe clubs are formed. Because of his simple sincerity, he becomes a national hero, but he is shocked when he discovers that it's all a plot by the owner of the paper, who plans to use the voting  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Cooper; Barbara Stanwyck; Edward Arnold; Walter Brennan; James Gleason; Spring Byington; Gene Lockhart; Rod La Rocque; Frank Capra; Robert Riskin; Richard Edward Connell; Robert Presnell; Dimitri Tiomkin
OCLC Number: 63278388
Notes: Originally issued as motion picture in 1941.
Based on a story by Richard Connell and Robert Presnell.
Credits: Film editor, Daniel Mandell ; director of photography, George Barnes ; musical score, Dimitri Tiomkin.
Cast: Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward Arnold, Walter Brennan, Spring Byington, James Gleason, Gene Lockhart.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 123 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Series Title: Allied Artists classics.
Other Titles: Frank Capra's Meet John Doe
Responsibility: Warner Bros. Studio [and] Frank Capra Productions ; screenplay by Robert Riskin ; directed by Frank Capra.

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A genial homeless unemployed baseball pitcher is hoaxed into protesting against existing social evils as a newspaper circulation stunt. He pleas to the "little man" for brotherly love and democratic good will, and John Doe clubs are formed. Because of his simple sincerity, he becomes a national hero, but he is shocked when he discovers that it's all a plot by the owner of the paper, who plans to use the voting strength of the clubs to bludgeon his way to power.

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