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The Resource Meet John Doe, Warner Bros. ; Frank Capra Productions, (videorecording DVD)

Meet John Doe, Warner Bros. ; Frank Capra Productions, (videorecording DVD)

Label
Meet John Doe
Title
Meet John Doe
Statement of responsibility
Warner Bros. ; Frank Capra Productions
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Composer
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"John Doe," a genial and aimless tramp, is hoaxed into protesting against existing social evils as a newspaper circulation stunt. He pleas to the "little man" for brotherly love and democratic good will. Because of his simple sincerity, he becomes a national hero; John Doe clubs are formed and a spontaneous movement begins. John Doe is shocked when he discovers that it's all a plot by the owner of the paper, who plans to use the voting strength of the clubs to bludgeon his way to power. John Doe's resulting fight for democracy has a timeless, inspiring message for all Americans
Member of
Awards note
Nominated for an Academy Award in 1942 for Best Writing, Original Screenplay (Connell and Presnell). OLUC
Cataloging source
HAY
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Produced and directed by Frank Capra ; screenplay, Robert Riskin ; musical score, Dimitri Tiomkin
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.M44 1999
PerformerNote
Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Walter Brennan, Edward Arnold, James Gleason, Gene Lockhart, Irving Bacon, Rod LaRocque
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1901-1961
  • 1907-1990
  • 1894-1974
  • 1890-1956
  • 1886-1959
  • 1891-1957
  • 1893-1965
  • 1898-1969
  • 1897-1991
  • 1894-1979
  • 1893-1949
  • 1894-1969
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Cooper, Gary
  • Stanwyck, Barbara
  • Brennan, Walter
  • Arnold, Edward
  • Gleason, James
  • Lockhart, Gene
  • Bacon, Irving
  • La Rocque, Rod
  • Capra, Frank
  • Riskin, Robert
  • Tiomkin, Dimitri
  • Connell, Richard Edward
  • Presnell, Robert
  • Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)
  • Madacy Entertainment Group
Runtime
122
Series statement
Hollywood classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Democracy
  • Suicide
Technique
live action
Label
Meet John Doe, Warner Bros. ; Frank Capra Productions, (videorecording DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as motion picture in 1941
  • Based on a story by Richard Connell and Robert Presnell
  • Special features: full length feature film, direct screen access, lobby poster, biography, interactive trivia questions and answers, movie credits
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Excelsior collectors ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (122 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
DVD9-9172
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm48715043
  • (OCoLC)48715043
System details
DVD ; Dolby digital
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Meet John Doe, Warner Bros. ; Frank Capra Productions, (videorecording DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as motion picture in 1941
  • Based on a story by Richard Connell and Robert Presnell
  • Special features: full length feature film, direct screen access, lobby poster, biography, interactive trivia questions and answers, movie credits
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Excelsior collectors ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (122 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
DVD9-9172
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm48715043
  • (OCoLC)48715043
System details
DVD ; Dolby digital
Video recording format
DVD

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