Barbara Stanwyck Trailer of the Day: Meet John Doe

Meet John Doe

“After she’s fired, newspaper reporter Ann Mitchell (Stanwyck) decides to bow out with a bogus story about an unnamed idealist, John Doe, threatening to throw himself off the roof of City Hall on Christmas Eve as a protest against the continued mistreatment of the little man. When the story sells papers she has to find an unemployed man to become her John Doe. But she gets more than she bargained for when she gives the job to Long John Willoughby (Gary Cooper), a baseball pitcher put out of work by a bum arm. Capra directed Stanwyck in five films starting with LADIES OF LEISURE (1930), the film that made her a star. They had not worked together since 1933’s THE BITTER TEA OF GENERAL YEN. Historians have credited him with helping her refine her acting for the screen. By the time they reunited for MEET JOHN DOE, she was one of Hollywood’s top stars.”—Turner Classic Movies (122 mins.)

MEET JOHN DOE screens on Fri., Mar. 22 at 7pm & Mon., Mar. 25 at 7pm.  Tickets are available here.  To purchase Barbara Stanwyck: The Miracle Woman series passes, follow this link.

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