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Headline Shooter (1933)

Passed  -  Adventure | Romance  -  28 July 1933 (USA)
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The adventures of a wayward newsreel cameraman.



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Complete credited cast:
William Gargan ...
Bill Allen
Frances Dee ...
Jane Mallory
Hal Caldwell
Jack La Rue ...
Ricci (as Jack LaRue)
Gregory Ratoff ...
Hermie Gottlieb
Wallace Ford ...
Robert Benchley ...
Radio Announcer
Miss Saunders
Hobart Cavanaugh ...
June Brewster ...
Betty Kane - Miss Grand Rapids
Franklin Pangborn ...
Adolphus G. Crocker
Dorothy Burgess ...
Ruby - Burnett's Moll


Roguish, cynical newsreel cameraman Bill Allen usually has a dame in one hand and a hip flask in the other, yet catches breaking stories and disasters of all sorts on film. When he meets newspaper columnist Jane Mallory, mutual attraction results; but she's too smart to fall for him (or is she?) unless he reforms (but does she really want him to?). Includes exciting stock footage of fire, flood and earthquake. Written by Rod Crawford <>

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Release Date:

28 July 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Evidence in Camera  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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In the opening set of credits, Dorothy Burgess is credited as "Burnett's Girl", but it was changed to "Burnett's Moll" in the end credits. See more »


Jane Mallory: Got 400 wires to send to anxious relatives.
Bill Allen: What are they anxious about?
Jane Mallory: You wouldn't understand. The only thing you can get through that skull of yours is something you can photograph.
Bill Allen: You know what the Chinaman said: One picture's worth ten thousand words.
Jane Mallory: Yeah, well, that's because no one can read what a Chinaman writes.
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Hotshot Newsreel Cameramen
22 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Headline Shooter" is a quick-moving, entertaining little film with excellent use of contemporary newsreel footage. A hotshot independent newsreel cameraman (Gargan), always on the prowl for a great story, crosses paths and falls in love with a newspaper columnist (Dee). Trouble is, she's already engaged to... who else but the classic "other man" of the 30's Ralph Bellamy. There's plenty of snappy dialog and well integrated newsreel footage of contemporary disasters including the Long Beach earthquake, a brewery fire, a race car crash, and a flood. There is even some attempt at realism in portraying accurate camera equipment in a distinct difference between the motor-run sound cameras and the hand-cranked silent camera that Wallace Ford uses. It's obvious he's a lower budget operation although his crank speed looks suspiciously faster than the standard one crank per second. Quibbling aside, this picture is certainly worth a look to film buffs. There's even a reference to using Nitrate film as a fire starter.

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