Meet John Doe1941
Triad Productions brings you a beautifully Enhanced Version of Meet John Doe. A 1941 comedy drama film, Meet John Doe was directed and produced by legend Frank Capra and stars Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck. This Enhanced Version has sharper picture quality and crisper audio for today's big HDTVs. The film, about a "grassroots" political campaign, created unwittingly by a newspaper columnist and pursued by a wealthy businessman, became a box office hit and was nominated for an Academy Award for best original story for writers Richard Connell and Robert Presnell Sr. Infuriated at being laid off from her job, Ann Mitchell (Barbara Stanwyck) prints a fake letter from the unemployed "John Doe," threatening suicide in protest of society's ills. When the note causes a sensation, the newspaper rehires Mitchell. Together, the paper and Ann employ John Willoughby (Gary Cooper) to play John Doe. The Doe philosophy spreads across the country, developing into a political movement, with financial support from the newspaper's publisher, D.B. Norton (Edward Arnold), who plans to channel the support for Doe into support for his own political ambitions.
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?