This film was made in 1941. In the Spirit of Christmas, it appeals to love our neighbours and is about ‘us’ the powerless and ‘them’ the powerful.
Here are a few quotes from the film:
We are a great family, the John Does. You’ll find us everywhere.
We’ve existed since time began. We built the pyramids.
In our struggle for freedom, we’ve hit the canvas many a times. But we’ve always bounced back. Because we’re the people and we’re tough.
Free people can beat the world at anything, if we all pull in the same direction.
A lot of you are saying “what can I do, I’m just a little punk. I don’t count.”
But you’re dead wrong. For in the long run, the character of a country is the sum total of the characters of its little punks.
Tear down the fence that separates you and we’ll have teamwork!
It’s no miracle, for I see it every Christmas!
Why can’t the spirit of Christmas last the whole year round?
The meek can only inherit the earth, when the John Does start loving their neighbours.
WAKE UP, JOHN DOE, YOU’RE THE HOPE OF THE WORLD!