March 1941: Meet John Doe

Meet John Doe. Frank Capra. 1941.

I’ve seen this before!

Unfortunately, this is the Amazon Prime version of this movie, and the video sucks and the audio is very mp3-artifactey. (Everybody is talking from underneath the ocean. Whoosh whoosh.)

NEVER AMAZON PRIME AGAIN (unless I really have to).

This is, of course, a very good movie by Frank Capra. Barbara Stanwyck and Gary Cooper are great, and the conceit of the film is totally original. It’s somewhat amusing that the premise of the film is that newspapers are downsizing because of reasons, which pretty much describes our times.

And the fake news, of course.

And the fascist who tries to co-opt the popular uprising. It’s kinda a movie for 2018.

But I’m not enjoying watching this movie as much as I probably ought to, and I think that’s all down to the lousy Amazon Prime video quality. So my rating is probably way too low.

I liked the speech from that milkman or whatever he was.

Amazon sucks!

Popular movies in March 1941 according to IMDB:

Poster Votes Rating Movie
sc-tt0033891.jpg 9569 7.7 Meet John Doe
sc-tt0033317.jpg 724 7.6 Adventures of Captain Marvel
sc-tt0034162.jpg 2372 7.5 The Sea Wolf
sc-tt0033519.jpg 863 7.5 Dead Men Tell
sc-tt0033613.jpg 406 7.0 Flying Wild
sc-tt0033868.jpg 940 7.0 Major Barbara
sc-tt0034303.jpg 1861 7.0 Topper Returns
sc-tt0033616.jpg 654 6.8 Footsteps in the Dark
sc-tt0034199.jpg 263 6.8 Sleepers West
sc-tt0033664.jpg 228 6.7 A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob

This blog post is part of the Decade series.

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