Meet John Doe (Special Edition)

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Sanctuary Records
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A social drama from director Frank Capra and shown in its original theatrical release version. After penning a letter of protest at the corruption and hypocrisy of the day and threatening to throw himself off the roof of City Hall, 'John Doe' becomes a national hero. Doe is in fact Ann Mitchell (Barbara Stanwyck), who was fired from her job on the paper and wrote the letter as a parting shot to the editor. Mitchell is re-hired but needs to find someone to play 'John Doe' and manages to persuade Long John Willoughby (Gary Cooper), a penniless former baseball star, into representing the common man in a national goodwill drive. He eventually exposes the political chicanery, but only at the cost of branding himself a fake. This film is often seen to be part of an unofficial Capra trilogy, the others being 'Mister Deeds Goes to Town' and 'Mister Smith Goes to Washington'.

Director: Frank Capra
Producer: Frank Capra
Writer: Robert Riskin
Music: Dimitri Tiomkin
Actor: Gary Cooper
Actor: Barbara Stanwyck
Actor: Edward Arnold
Actor: Spring Byington
Actor: Walter Brennan
Actor: Gene Lockhart
Actor: Irving Bacon
Actor: James Gleason
Actor: Regis Toomey

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Meet John Doe (Special Edition)|Gary Cooper
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Extras 2
DVD 9, Languages(s): English, Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Interactive Menu, Screen ratio 1:1.33, Dolby Mono
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Biographies, Commentary: Ken Barnes and archive contributions from Frank Capra., Documentaries: 'The Digital Restoration of Meet John Doe' - a before and after comparison. 'Meet Mr Capra', Meet Mr Cooper' and 'Meet Miss Stanwyck'., 'Lux Theatre' radio productions of For Whom the Bell Tolls and Sorry Wrong Number, starring Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, Barbara Stanwyck and Burt Lancaster.
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