Classic Movie Hub (CMH)
 

Kino Lorber Studio Classics! Plus Special Coupon!

CMH is celebrating the holidays with some classic stocking stuffers! We're giving away TWELVE Studio Classics courtesy of Kino Lorber. There's a variety of cool titles up for grabs -- from Marty to Moby Dick to Gog and more! Stay tuned!   
And if you can't wait to win, use Coupon Code 'CMHDEC' for an extra 10% off at the Kino Lorber online store thru 12/31!    Click here to enter to win...

Meet John Doe Overview:

Meet John Doe (1941) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Frank Capra and produced by Frank Capra.

The film was based on the short story A Reputation written by Richard Connell published in Century Magazine in Aug 1922.

Academy Awards 1941 --- Ceremony Number 14 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best WritingRichard Connell, Robert PresnellNominated
.

BlogHub Articles:

Meet John Doe (1941, Frank Capra)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Jan 19, 2016 From The Stop Button

There’s something off with Meet John Doe. Director Capra can’t find a tone for the film, but he also can’t find a pace for it. He tries to find the tone, over and over, usually with excellently directed sequences, but he just throws up his hands as far as finding the pace. If Rober... Read full article


Meet John Doe (1941, Frank Capra)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Jan 19, 2016 From The Stop Button

There’s something off with Meet John Doe. Director Capra can’t find a tone for the film, but he also can’t find a pace for it. He tries to find the tone, over and over, usually with excellently directed sequences, but he just throws up his hands as far as finding the pace. If Rober... Read full article


See all Meet John Doe articles

Quotes from

Ann: If it was raining hundred dollar bills, you'd be out looking for a dime you lost someplace!


Long John Willoughby: Hey, stop worryin', Colonel, fifty bucks ain't gonna ruin me.
The Colonel: I've seen plenty of fellas start out with fifty bucks and wind up with a *bank* account!
Beany: Hey, what's wrong with a bank account, anyway?
The Colonel: And let me tell you, Long John, when you become a guy with a bank account, they gotcha! Yes sir, they gotcha!


Mayor Hawkins: O.K. folks, but remember your manners. No stampeding. Walk slow, like you do when you come to pay your taxes.


read more quotes from Meet John Doe...

Facts about

Director Frank Capra tested the film in different areas of the US with four different endings to determine which one to keep. In one, John Willoughby commits suicide. In another, Ann Mitchell persuades him not to leap from City Hall. Inspired by a letter signed "John Doe," Capra filmed a fifth and final ending in which Mitchell talks some sense into Willoughby and then faints into his arms.
The tune that the main characters constantly play on their sweet potatoes is "Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee (An Actor's Life for Me)" from Pinocchio
Regarding the 'sweet potatoes' that Gary Cooper and Walter Brennan play, in addition to "Hi Diddle Dee Dee (An Actor's Life For Me)", from "Pinocchio": Brennan alone plays this on an ocarina (sweet potato), but Cooper plays a small harmonica. The tune they play as a duet, while Barbara Stanwyck is interviewing them, is The "William Tell Overture, Finale" by Rossini (The Lone Ranger Theme). Cooper explains the reason Brennan likes him is that they both play 'Doohickeys'.
read more facts about Meet John Doe...
Evergreen Free Shipping
Share this page:
book or play


See All Film Adaptations >>
Best Writing Oscar 1941
















See more Academy Awards>>
Also directed by Frank Capra




More about Frank Capra >>
Also produced by Frank Capra




More about Frank Capra >>
Related Lists
Create a list




See All Related Lists >>
Also released in 1941




See All 1941 films >>
More "Book-Based" films



See All "Book-Based" films >>
More "Politics" films



See All "Politics" films >>
More "Newspapers" films



See All "Newspapers" films >>
More "Christmas" films



See All "Christmas" films >>