A fired reporter who needs money agrees to impersonate a fictional character threatening to commit suicide if society doesn’t change, thus creating a political movement.
Meet John Doe
Released: 03 May 1941
Directed By: Frank Capra
Written By: Richard Connell (based on a story by), Robert Presnell Sr. (based on a story by), Robert Riskin (screen play)
Starring: Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward Arnold, Walter Brennan