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Meet John Doe Discussion with Victoria Riskin

12/19/2019; 39 minutes

America's pre-WWII anxieties, Depression-era economic disparity, and the potential for positive social movements arise in this conversation about Frank Capra (director) and Robert Riskin's (screenwriter) film Meet John Doe (1941) between author Victoria Riskin (Robert Riskin and Fay Wray: A Hollywood Memoir) and film scholar Charles Wolfe. Riskin and Wolfe discuss the multiple endings shot for the film, and Riskin reads passages from her father's England-based radio broadcasts amidst the Battle of Britain. Recorded on 11/07/2019. (#35397)

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