Meet John Doe/ A Farewell to Arms/Beat the Devil/Call it Murder


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Meet John Doe – Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward Arnold
Written by a discharged journalist as a publicity stunt, and as a parting shot at the paper’s new editor, the premise of the letter unexpectedly fires the imagination of the Bulletin’s readers and the wider American public.

A Farewell to Arms – Helen Hayes, Gary Cooper, Adolphe Menjou
A tale of the love between ambulance driver Lt. Henry and Nurse Catherine Barkley during World War I. The action takes place in Italy and the two fall in love during the war and will stop at nothing to be together. The film also analyses Lt. Henry’s feelings on war and the purpose of fighting.

Beat the Devil – Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones
Writer/Director John Huston’s Beat the Devil stars Humphrey Bogart as Billy Dannreuther, the front man for a group of swindlers stranded in an Italian port town, scheming to take ownership of uranium-rich land in Africa.

Call it Murder – Humphrey Bogart, Sidney Fox
Jury foreman Edward Weldon’s questioning leads to the death sentence for Ethel Saxon. His daughter Stella claims to have killed her lover, the gangster Gar Boni, just as Saxon was to sit in the electric chair.