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Meet John Doe

Author: Richard Edward ConnellGary CooperBarbara StanwyckFrank CapraWalter BrennanAll authors
Publisher: Indianapolis : Kartes Video Communications, [1984]
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"John Doe," a genial and aimless tramp, 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. Because of his simple sincerity, he becomes a national hero; John Doe clubs are formed and a spontaneous movement begins. John Doe is shocked when he discovers that it's all a plot by the owner of the paper, who  Read more...
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Edward Connell; Gary Cooper; Barbara Stanwyck; Frank Capra; Walter Brennan; Edward Arnold; James Gleason; Gene Lockhart; Irving Bacon; Rod La Rocque; Kartes Video Communications.; Warner Bros. Studios.
ISBN: 0871760622 9780871760623
OCLC Number: 11598573
Notes: Videocassette release of the 1941 motion picture by Warner Bros. Studios.
Based on a story by Richard Connell and Robert Presnell.
Credits: Produced and directed by Frank Capra ; screenplay, Robert Riskin ; musical score, Dimitri Tiomkin.
Cast: Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Walter Brennan, Edward Arnold, James Gleason, Gene Lockhart, Irving Bacon, Rod LaRocque.
Description: 1 videocassette (122 min.) (VHS) : sound, black and white ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Responsibility: Warner Bros. Studios.

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"John Doe," a genial and aimless tramp, 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. Because of his simple sincerity, he becomes a national hero; John Doe clubs are formed and a spontaneous movement begins. John Doe 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. John Doe's resulting fight for democracy has a timeless, inspiring message for all Americans.

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