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Meet John Doe

2 h 1 min202216+
A reporter, Ann Mitchell writes a fictitious column about someone named "John Doe" and convinces a homeless man 'Long John' Willoughby to impersonate this fictitious character so she can keep her job.
Frank Capra
Gary CooperBarbara StanwyckEdward Arnold
English [CC]
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James Gleason
Robert Riskin
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4.4 out of 5 stars

314 global ratings

  1. 69% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 15% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 6% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 3% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 7% of reviews have 1 stars
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Anthony ManmohanReviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 June 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
John Doe Society
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Newspaper takeover sacks reporters and staff due to falling sales so one Stanwyck, made up a story about a John Doe who will commit suicide on Christmas Eve and keeps her job. Who will play the part to continue the sales run?

Cooper is enlisted and is propelled into a man of influence giving speeches around the country, which would lead to him been politically manipulated. After been exposed he decides to commit suicide.
BigEReviewed in the United Kingdom on 03 April 2022
3.0 out of 5 stars
great movie, shockingly poor quality
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there is no extras, and the quality of this version is simply awful - try and find a upgraded version if you can - people should see this movie seeing as how the world is presently - it should make you think again for sure!!!
SerenityReviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 May 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
One of the best movies - its truth more valid than ever - its spirit more needed... again
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It is very smart and gender-balanced as if it was filmed now, 80 years later. It starts light, funny, becomes uplifting until evil wants to pervert it. Until the last minute you didn't know how it would end.
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a nerd shamReviewed in the United Kingdom on 08 March 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Great film, terrible transfer
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There's no point in writing a review of the movie itself, others have explained just how great this film is. Just beware of buying the Elstree Hill Entertainment version. The transfer to DVD is terrible. The picture quality and sound are appalling.
9 people found this helpful
Friday StreetReviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 November 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Dreadful Picture and Sound
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This is a very poor Public Domain version fo the film. Looks like a third generation copy and is all but unwatchable. Avoid. This review refers to the unbranded DVD with catalogue number GMVS 1143.
Mrs. Gillian E. MarriottReviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 September 2015
2.0 out of 5 stars
This disc is awful quality, unclear fuzzy images make ...
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This disc is awful quality, unclear fuzzy images make it uncomfortable viewing. I am hoping the new copy, of course not from this release dvd company, is a clear print and I can finally get to see Meet John Doe.
4 people found this helpful
Aidan CampbellReviewed in the United Kingdom on 03 April 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Essential background for understanding Trump's rise and fall
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Excellent acting by Stanwyck
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joe piontReviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 February 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Five Stars
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great film noir
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