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FILM: Meet John Doe, December 20

Meet John Doe  December 20,2pm
A good man stricken with despair pondering suicide; the snow falls softly all around; it’s Christmas Eve. No, it's not It’s a Wonderful Life. It’s the other Frank Capra movie involving the contemplation of suicide on Christmas Eve: the unsung 1941 classic Meet John Doe -- a story of careers lost, ambitions thwarted, and love unrequited.  Can the spirit of Christmas be shared all year long? Starring Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck in a masterpiece of American cinema offering lots of humor, drama and pathos in a heartfelt story.
“John Doe may not be the most profound or incisive fellow in this cross-purposed world of ours today. But he has an inspiring message for all good Americans…..We most heartily suggest you make his acquaintance at once.”  Bosley Crowther, 'Meet John Doe,' an Inspiring Lesson in Americanism , NY Times,: March 13, 1941
Stars: Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward Arnold, Walter Brennan 
        NR |2h, 1941