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?
During the montage showing John Doe Clubs gaining in popularity, closeups of a map are shown with flags being pinned up for every new club. At the end of the montage, the camera pulls back to show a map of the entire US. However, the final map has substantially fewer flags pinned to it than what was shown during the closeups. 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?
TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME
Music by Albert von Tilzer
Lyrics by Jack Norworth
Performed by Hall Johnson Choir See more