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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Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?
The tune that the main characters constantly play on their sweet potatoes is "Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee (An Actor's Life for Me)" from Pinocchio
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After "John Doe" intrudes on D. B. Norton's dinner party and tells him off, Norton calls his newspaper and orders a special edition which will reveal Doe as a fraud. Doe takes a cab from Norton's house directly to the convention hall. Within minutes of his arrival there, a horde of newsboys appear with copies of the newspaper. It would be impossible to print an extra edition in such a short period of time. 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?
Written by Franz Gruber
Performed by Hall Johnson Choir See more