This 1941 drama could be the least entertaining film Frank Capra ever made, but it’s fascinating for its ideological convolutions. Gary Cooper stars as a hobo who’s drafted as the head of a “common man” movement: he’s worshipped as a savior by the infinitely gullible American masses, while evil capitalist Edward Arnold pulls the strings behind the whole show. Capra juggles populism, fascism, and something like a Marxist appreciation of financial power, and finally lets the balls drop with the most spectacular of his public humiliation scenes. With Barbara Stanwyck, Walter Brennan, and James Gleason.