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Big News (1929)

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A reporter's marriage is jeopardized by his drinking and he finds himself accused of a murder he didn't commit.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Armstrong ...
Steve Banks
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Margaret Banks (as Carol Lombard)
Louis Payne ...
Hensel
Wade Boteler ...
O'Neill
Charles Sellon ...
J.W. Addison
Sam Hardy ...
Joe Reno
Tom Kennedy ...
Officer Ryan
Warner Richmond ...
District Attorney's Man Phelps
Helen Ainsworth ...
Vera, Society Editor (as Cupid Ainsworth)
Herbert Clark ...
Pells
Gertrude Sutton ...
Helen
James Donlan ...
Deke
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Reporter Hoffman (as George Hayes)
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Reporter
Clarence Wilson ...
Coroner
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Steve Banks is a hard-drinking newspaper reporter. His wife Margaret, a reporter for a rival paper, threatens to divorce him if he doesn't quit the drinking that is compromising his career. Steve pursues a story about drug dealers even when his editor fires him. When the editor is murdered, Steve is accused of the killing. But Steve has an ace up his sleeve that may save him from the electric chair. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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At the end of the picture, Margaret calls the city desk to phone in the big story, but she's already in the newsroom, where the city desk ought to be. See more »

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Dumb Drunk Film
1 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Steve Banks is a hard-drinking newspaper reporter.

His wife Margaret, a reporter for a rival paper, threatens to divorce him if he doesn't quit the drinking that is compromising his career.

Steve pursues a story about drug dealers even when his editor fires him.

When the editor is murdered, Steve is accused of the killing.

But Steve has an ace up his sleeve that may save him from the electric chair.

Does this sound like a comedy? That's where IMDb puts it. It's a weird and dumb movie.


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