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The Resource Meet John Doe, VCI Entertainment & Laureate Productions present ; Frank Capra Productions ; screenplay by Robert Riskin ; directed by Frank Capra, (videorecording DVD)

Meet John Doe, VCI Entertainment & Laureate Productions present ; Frank Capra Productions ; screenplay by Robert Riskin ; directed by Frank Capra, (videorecording DVD)

Label
Meet John Doe
Title
Meet John Doe
Statement of responsibility
VCI Entertainment & Laureate Productions present ; Frank Capra Productions ; screenplay by Robert Riskin ; directed by Frank Capra
Contributor
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 ; editor, Daniel Mandell ; musical score, Dimitri Tiomkin ; musical direction, Leo F. Forbstein
Dewey number
791.43
Intended audience
Not rated by MPAA
Language note
English with subtitles in English, French, German, Spanish
LC call number
PN1995.9.P65
LC item number
M44 2010
PerformerNote
Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Walter Brennan, Edward Arnold, James Gleason, Gene Lockhart, Rod LaRocque, Spring Byington, Andrew Tombes
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1897-1991
  • 1901-1961
  • 1907-1990
  • 1886-1971
  • 1894-1974
  • 1890-1956
  • 1886-1959
  • 1891-1957
  • 1898-1969
  • 1885-1976
  • 1893-1949
  • 1894-1969
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Capra, Frank
  • Riskin, Robert
  • Cooper, Gary
  • Stanwyck, Barbara
  • Byington, Spring
  • Brennan, Walter
  • Arnold, Edward
  • Gleason, James
  • Lockhart, Gene
  • La Rocque, Rod
  • Tombes, Andrew
  • Connell, Richard Edward
  • Presnell, Robert
  • Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)
  • Frank Capra Productions
  • VCI Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
123
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political corruption
  • Newspapers
  • Social problems
  • Politics in motion pictures
Technique
live action
Label
Meet John Doe, VCI Entertainment & Laureate Productions present ; Frank Capra Productions ; screenplay by Robert Riskin ; directed by Frank Capra, (videorecording DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on a story by Richard Connell and Robert Presnell
  • Originally released as a motion picture by Warner Bros. Studios. 1941
  • Disc 1: Meet John Doe movie ; audio commentary (with optional English subtitles) by Laureate's Ken Barnes with "archival contributions" from Frank Capra --
  • Disc 2: Three featurettes: "Meet Mr Cooper", "Meet Miss Stanwyck, "Meet Mr. Capra" ; vintage "Lux Theater" radio productions: "Sorry Wrong Number" - starring Barbara Stanwyck & Burt Lancaster. "For Whom the Bell Tolls" - starring Gary Cooper & Ingrid Bergman ; before and after comparison of the digital restoration ; [link to VCIENT.COM 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.
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)ocn693412140
  • (OCoLC)693412140
  • 1951653
System details
DVD, NTSC ; Dolby digital
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Meet John Doe, VCI Entertainment & Laureate Productions present ; Frank Capra Productions ; screenplay by Robert Riskin ; directed by Frank Capra, (videorecording DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Based on a story by Richard Connell and Robert Presnell
  • Originally released as a motion picture by Warner Bros. Studios. 1941
  • Disc 1: Meet John Doe movie ; audio commentary (with optional English subtitles) by Laureate's Ken Barnes with "archival contributions" from Frank Capra --
  • Disc 2: Three featurettes: "Meet Mr Cooper", "Meet Miss Stanwyck, "Meet Mr. Capra" ; vintage "Lux Theater" radio productions: "Sorry Wrong Number" - starring Barbara Stanwyck & Burt Lancaster. "For Whom the Bell Tolls" - starring Gary Cooper & Ingrid Bergman ; before and after comparison of the digital restoration ; [link to VCIENT.COM 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.
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)ocn693412140
  • (OCoLC)693412140
  • 1951653
System details
DVD, NTSC ; Dolby digital
Video recording format
DVD

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