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Time Out says

Stanwyck causes a sensation with an invented newspaper story about a tramp promising to kill himself to protest at the state of the world - and then she auditions plain-speaking hick Gary Cooper for the part. His goodwill campaign takes the nation by storm, but proves ripe for political manipulation. After a bright start, this hunkers down to serious hand-wringing... Coop's hick (none too convincingly hinted at as the new Messiah) turns out to be a bore, and Capra strains to accommodate political chicanery and his own half-baked idealism.
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Release Details

  • Duration:123 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Frank Capra
  • Screenwriter:Robert Riskin
  • Cast:
    • Barbara Stanwyck
    • Gary Cooper
    • Edward Arnold
    • Walter Brennan
    • James Gleason
    • Spring Byington
    • Regis Toomey
    • Ann Doran
    • Gene Lockhart
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