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Meet John Doe Review

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A tramp is hired to embody the common man in a phony political campaign and faces up to suicide.

★★★★

Frank Capra's indictment of the media and politicians' manipulation of the common man gave Gary Cooper a chance to prove his acting talent as the down-and-out who takes on the fictional persona created by journalist Barbara Stanwyck.

Vividly staged but sentimental extravaganza.

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