Dir. Frank Capra. Starring Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, James Gleason. Originally released in 1941. 123 minutes. Black and White. 1.33:1 Academy Frame. Dolby digital 2.0 mono. DVD Cat. No. SDE 2006. When Ann Mitchell (Barbara Stanwyck) is fired from her job as a newspaper columnist she writes a 'John Doe' letter claiming he will jump off the city's highest building on Christmas Eve. The letter boosts the newspaper's circulation and Ann gets her job back. To show it isn't a cheap publicity campaign they have to find a 'real' John Doe and this is when Long John Willoughby (Gary Cooper) joins the picture. Even today Meet John Doe remains a relevant story of media and political manipulation. Factory sealed.