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    Meet John Doe (Warner Brothers, 1941). Midget Window Card (8" X 14"). One would be hard-pressed to think of a movie with a more impressive pedigree than this one: Frank Capra directing stars Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck, as well as co-stars Edward Arnold and Walter Brennan. The result is an epic drama in which reporter Ann Mitchell (Stanwyck) devises a fake letter about a man, "John Doe," who promises to commit suicide as a protest against the evils of the world. When the letter becomes a phenomenon, the paper hires a man (Cooper) to become Doe, thus giving rise to a very real social revolution as the "John Doe Philosophy" catches on. This film, with its blend of humor, drama, and astute social criticism, is a fine example of Capra at his very best. The linen-finish midget window card offered here shows some light edge wear and some erased writing at the top right, as well as a tiny corner crease in the bottom left and some very slight surface paper loss at the top right. Nevertheless, this is a very attractive and desirable piece that will certainly enhance any collection. From the Collection of Denver Sherry. Very Fine+.

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