Skip to main content
Meet John Doe Hero

Film

Presented by the Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI

Meet John Doe

G

23 Mar

This sharp, Depression-infected vision of the Capraesque is one the director’s most underrated and biting works. Capra and screenwriter Robert Riskin’s story of how an anonymous tramp, Gary Cooper in the title role, is plucked, made and then unmade into a spokesman for popular discontent by press hype-ster Stanwyck is one of the director’s most ambiguous and still relevant socio-political allegories.

MEMBERSHIPS: $29 - $24 FOR 3 WEEK MINI MEMBERSHIP. ANNUAL MEMBERSHIPS AVAILABLE FROM $135. MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES CINEMA ADMISSION.
  • With Walter Brennan, Edward Arnold and James Gleason. “One of Capra’s greatest films (Ray Carney).