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L'Homme de la rue
L'Homme de la rue
Meet John Doe
by Frank Capra (1941)



United States

Running time


Rent 48h
2,99 €
As a parting shot, fired reporter Ann Mitchell prints a fake letter from unemployed "John Doe," who threatens suicide in protest of social ills. The paper is forced to rehire Ann and hires John Willoughby to impersonate "Doe." Ann and her bosses cynically milk the story for all it's worth, until the made-up "John Doe" philosophy starts a whole political movement. At last everyone, even Ann, takes her creation seriously...but publisher D.B. Norton has a secret plan.
Themes Manipulation , Lies , Politics , Secrets
Year of production 1941
Cast Frank Capra : • Robert Riskin : • George Barnes : • C.A. Riggs : • Daniel Mandell : • Dimitri Tiomkin : • Frank Capra : • Frank Capra Productions : • Gary Cooper : Long John Willoughby, alias • Barbara Stanwyck : Ann Mictchell • Edward Arnold : D.B. Norton • Walter Brennan : le colonel • Spring Byington : Mrs. Mitchell • James Gleason : Connell • Gene Lockhart : Lovett • Rod La Rocque : Ted Shelton • Irving Bacon : Beany
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