The Resource Meet John Doe, Warner Bros. Pictures Inc. ; Frank Capra Productions ; distributed by Vitagraph, Inc. ; screen play by Robert Riskin ; directed by Frank Capra, (videorecording)

Meet John Doe, Warner Bros. Pictures Inc. ; Frank Capra Productions ; distributed by Vitagraph, Inc. ; screen play by Robert Riskin ; directed by Frank Capra, (videorecording)

Label
Meet John Doe
Title
Meet John Doe
Statement of responsibility
Warner Bros. Pictures Inc. ; Frank Capra Productions ; distributed by Vitagraph, Inc. ; screen play by Robert Riskin ; directed by Frank Capra
Contributor
Actor
Artistic director
Arranger
Screenwriter
Author
Composer
Cinematographer
Costume designer
Director
Film editor
Musical director
Performer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • ger
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Fired from her job, reporter Ann Mitchell invents a fictitious "John Doe" to write an idealistic letter threatening suicide in protest of social ills. The public response to the letter is so enormous that Ann's newspaper rehires her and hires an out-of-work baseball player, John Willoughby to play the part of John Doe. He enters into the hoax for the money but ultimately rebels against the evil, self-serving despots who attempt to further their own political goals by controlling him and the thousands of John Doe fans who support him
Cataloging source
IZ8
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, George Barnes ; film editor, Daniel Mandell ; musical score, Dimitri Tiomkin ; choral arrangements, Hall Johnson ; musical direction, Leo F. Forbstein ; performed by the Hall Johnson Choir ; art direction, Stephen Goosson ; gowns by Natalie Visart
Dewey number
791.43
Intended audience
Not rated by MPAA
Language note
In English with optional subtitles in English, French, German, Spanish
LC call number
PN1995.9.P65
LC item number
M44 2010
PerformerNote
Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward Arnold, Walter Brennan, Spring Byington, James Gleason, Gene Lockhart, Rod LaRocque, Irving Bacon, Regis Toomey, J. Farrell MacDonald, Warren Hymer, Harry Holman, Andrew Tombes, Pierre Watkin, Stanley Andrews, Mitchell Lewis, Charles Wilson, Vaughan Glaser, Sterling Holloway, Mike Frankovich, Knox Manning, John B. Hughes
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1897-1991
  • 1892-1953
  • 1894-1979
  • 1888-1970
  • 1889-1973
  • 1901-1961
  • 1907-1990
  • 1890-1956
  • 1894-1974
  • 1886-1971
  • 1886-1959
  • 1891-1957
  • 1898-1969
  • 1893-1965
  • 1898-1991
  • 1875-1952
  • 1906-1948
  • 1872-1947
  • 1885-1976
  • 1887-1960
  • 1891-1969
  • 1880-1956
  • 1894-1948
  • 1872-1958
  • 1910-1992
  • 1904-1989
  • 1893-1949
  • 1894-1969
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Capra, Frank
  • Riskin, Robert
  • Barnes, George
  • Mandell, Daniel
  • Tiomkin, Dimitri
  • Johnson, Hall
  • Forbstein, Leo F
  • Goossón, Stephen
  • Visart, Natalie
  • Cooper, Gary
  • Stanwyck, Barbara
  • Arnold, Edward
  • Brennan, Walter
  • Byington, Spring
  • Gleason, James
  • Lockhart, Gene
  • La Rocque, Rod
  • Bacon, Irving
  • Toomey, Regis
  • MacDonald, J. Farrell
  • Hymer, Warren
  • Holman, Harry
  • Tombes, Andrew
  • Watkin, Pierre
  • Andrews, Stanley
  • Lewis, Mitchell
  • Wilson, Charles C.
  • Glaser, Vaughan
  • Holloway, Sterling
  • Frankovich, Mike
  • Manning, Knox
  • Hughes, John B.
  • Connell, Richard Edward
  • Presnell, Robert
  • Hall Johnson Choir
  • Warner Bros
  • Vitagraph Company of America
  • Frank Capra Productions
  • VCI Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
123
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political corruption
  • Newspapers
  • Social problems
  • Politics in motion pictures
  • Newspapers
  • Political corruption
  • Politics in motion pictures
  • Social problems
Technique
live action
Label
Meet John Doe, Warner Bros. Pictures Inc. ; Frank Capra Productions ; distributed by Vitagraph, Inc. ; screen play by Robert Riskin ; directed by Frank Capra, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Special features, languages and subtitles may vary
  • Based on a story by Richard Connell and Robert Presnell
  • Originally released as a motion picture by Warner Bros. Studios, 1941
  • Special features: Disc 1: Meet John Doe movie ; audio commentary (with optional English subtitles) by Laureate's Ken Barnes with "archival contributions" from Frank Capra
  • Special features: Disc 2: Three featurettes: "Meet Mr Cooper", "Meet Miss Stanwyck, "Meet Mr. Capra"; Before and after restoration; Vintage "Lux Theater" radio productions (For whom the bell tolls starring Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, Sorry Wrong Number starring Barbara Stanwyck, Burt Lancaster; Weblink for extensive cast and crew profiles and production backgrounds
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
70th anniversary ultimate collector's ed., 2 DVD ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (123 min.)
Isbn
9781557397157
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
089859859922
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
8599
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)693412140
  • 846101
  • (OCoLC)ocn693412140
  • 846101
System details
DVD, NTSC ; Dolby digital ; aspect ratio 1.37:1 ; NTSC 4X3
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Meet John Doe, Warner Bros. Pictures Inc. ; Frank Capra Productions ; distributed by Vitagraph, Inc. ; screen play by Robert Riskin ; directed by Frank Capra, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Special features, languages and subtitles may vary
  • Based on a story by Richard Connell and Robert Presnell
  • Originally released as a motion picture by Warner Bros. Studios, 1941
  • Special features: Disc 1: Meet John Doe movie ; audio commentary (with optional English subtitles) by Laureate's Ken Barnes with "archival contributions" from Frank Capra
  • Special features: Disc 2: Three featurettes: "Meet Mr Cooper", "Meet Miss Stanwyck, "Meet Mr. Capra"; Before and after restoration; Vintage "Lux Theater" radio productions (For whom the bell tolls starring Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, Sorry Wrong Number starring Barbara Stanwyck, Burt Lancaster; Weblink for extensive cast and crew profiles and production backgrounds
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
70th anniversary ultimate collector's ed., 2 DVD ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (123 min.)
Isbn
9781557397157
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
089859859922
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
8599
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)693412140
  • 846101
  • (OCoLC)ocn693412140
  • 846101
System details
DVD, NTSC ; Dolby digital ; aspect ratio 1.37:1 ; NTSC 4X3
Video recording format
DVD

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