Meet John Doe (1941)
After Ann (Barbara Stanwyck) is sacked by Managing Editor Henry Connell (James Gleason) to make way for publishing mogul D.B. Norton? s The New Bulletin, she bitterly writes her last column about an imaginary ?John Doe? who is so angry with big business?s treatment of the average man that he says he will commit suicide on Christmas Eve by jumping off the City Hall tower. The unexpected outpouring of support for ?John Doe? sells D.B Norton on the idea to make ?Doe? a foil for his own political ambitions.