Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A man needing money agrees to impersonate a nonexistent person who said he'd be committing suicide as a protest, and a political movement begins.
Frank Capra didn't want anyone to play John Doe except Gary Cooper, who agreed to the part (without reading a script) for two reasons: he had enjoyed working with Capra on Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) and he wanted to work with Barbara Stanwyck.
D. B. Norton:
You'll play your cards right and you'll never have to worry about money again.
The collar of John Doe's coat is alternately up and down between shots when Ann is persuading him not to jump off the roof.
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