Meet John Doe (1941)

STARRING:
Barbara Stanwyck, Gary Cooper
DIRECTED BY:
Frank Capra
GENRE:
Drama
Frank Capra directed this memorable feature about a fake news story that turns a tramp into a national hero. Gary Cooper stars as John Willoughby, the down-to-earth “John Doe” of the title, while Barbara Stanwyck stars as the reporter who starts the whole charade. This well-aimed shot at politicians, the media, the voters, and the always fickle public, is just as meaningful now as in 1941! (BW)