As a parting shot, fired reporter Ann Mitchell prints a fake letter from unemployed "John Doe," who threatens suicide in protest of social ills. The paper is forced to rehire Ann and hires John Willoughby to impersonate "Doe." Ann and her bosses cynically milk the story for all it's worth, until the made-up "John Doe" philosophy starts a whole political movement. At last everyone, even Ann, takes her creation seriously...but publisher D.B. Norton has a secret plan. Written by
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ALL AMERICA WANTS TO MEET THE "MR. DEEDS" OF 1941! (original print media ad - all caps)
3 May 1941 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Frank Capra's 'Meet John Doe'
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(RCA Sound System)
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?
When Ann is struggling to write John Doe's radio speech, she balls up one draft and throws the paper on the floor in disgust. The dog picks up the crumpled paper and approaches the apparently empty wastebasket. After the cut, when the dog drops the paper into the wastebasket, the wastebasket is full. See more
Long John Willoughby
Hey, stop worryin', Colonel, fifty bucks ain't gonna ruin me.
I've seen plenty of fellas start out with fifty bucks and wind up with a *bank* account!
Hey, what's wrong with a bank account, anyway?
And let me tell you, Long John, when you become a guy with a bank account, they gotcha! Yes sir, they gotcha!
Who's got him?
ODE TO JOY
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Lyrics by Friedrich Schiller
Performed by Hall Johnson Choir See more