MEET JOHN DOE
During the Great Depression, a columnist saves her job by creating a news story. Her fake suicidal man garners the city's attention and sells newspapers. To keep up the charade, Ann hires a John to play the role. Conflict arises when John inspires a cult following. John wants honesty. Ann wants fame. The newspaper wants the cult. "Meet John Doe" is a charming, lyrical tale about the media manipulating public sympathies.
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