Donald John : Meet John Doe (1941) - Gary Cooper's Response to Killing The John Doe Movement
IF YOU CAN'T EAT IT YOU BURY IT ! A superb bit of screenwriting and acting from Frank Capra's 1941 film Meet John Doe. Cooper delivers this speech to DB Norton (Edward Arnold) and his cronies as they prepare to use the John Doe's to give them presidential power. It is similar to a speech Jimmy Stewart delivers in Capra post-war film It's a Wonderful Life.