Two rival newspapers are engaged in a circulation battle, complicated by the fact that a vicious gangster inserts himself into the middle of it. Also complicating matters is that one ... See full summary »
Two rival newspapers are engaged in a circulation battle, complicated by the fact that a vicious gangster inserts himself into the middle of it. Also complicating matters is that one newspaper's editor and circulation director are competing for the affections of a pretty blonde reporter. Written by
While IMDb lists the running time of this film to be 57 minutes, the DVD from Alpha Video is a bit less than 53. Either IMDb is mistaken or, more likely, someone trimmed a little bit from this print somewhere along the line.
Mob boss Nick Enright (Cy Kendall) doesn't like one of the local newspapers, as they've been running stories very critical of his shady business ventures. He's now feeling rather cocky now that he's been acquitted of a murder--and will do just about anything to stop the paper. First, his goons beat up the newspaper sellers and destroy the papers. Next, he decides to cut to the chase and kill the editor and a lady reporter! In addition to this plot, two guys (Ray Walker and Regis Toomey) vie for this lady reporter (Evalyn Knapp) and try to one-up each other in order to win her. How do these two plots converge and how does it all end? See this breezy B-movie and find out for yourself.
While I noticed a few shortcomings here and there in the film (such as an overly broad scene involving a baking contest), this film is simple and enjoyable. Not a great film but a decent example of a B which managed to entertain even though it had mostly second and third-tier stars in the lead.
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