Anyway last night we were trying out a new program on his Linux OS called Clipgrab. It allows to you download youtube videos and watch them advertising free....so far anyway. We found this movie "Meet John Doe". It stars Gary Cooper and a very young Barbara Stanwyck. We had not seen it before so we popped up some popcorn in our Amish Popcorn Whirly Pop [Mushroom Popcorn for me, Yellow Hi popcorn for Ralph] and we set to watching it.
Partial write up below is thanks to Timeless Classics Movies where the link leads you to.
"Meet John Doe" is a 1941 American comedy drama film directed and produced by Frank Capra, and starring Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck. The film is about a "grassroots" political campaign created unwittingly by a newspaper columnist and pursued by a wealthy businessman. It became a box office hit and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Story. Though the film is less well known than other Frank Capra classics, it remains highly regarded today. It was ranked #49 in AFI's 100 Years... 100 Cheers.
Meet John Doe...
One of the stills used for the posters...do you remember how exciting it was to see new movie posters at the local theater?
Introducing John Doe to the press photographers.
One of my favorite moments in the movie...
News about 'John Does' Speech.
The tale unwinds...
This movie was made in 1941. I do hope you take the time to watch it or you already have. It is a statement that has disturbing similarities to politics now but it does not expect politicians to fix everything. It is a delight in this jaded age of political correctness.
God Bless and let us know what you think of it.