MEET JOHN DOE
Monday, October 13
(1941) Gary Cooper gets recruited as the John “I’m going to jump off City Hall” Doe, invented for circulation boosting campaign by would-be fascist Edward Arnold and sob sister Barbara Stanwyck. But when he takes the role seriously, it’s time for several bluffs to be called. Print courtesy Library of Congress. Approx. 132 min. 35mm.
“An inspiring lesson in Americanism. By far the hardest-hitting and most trenchant picture on the theme of democracy that Capra and Riskin made—and a glowing tribute to the anonymous citizen.”
– The New York Times