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Exclusive Story (1936)

Not Rated | | Drama | 17 January 1936 (USA)
Exclusive Story is a 1936 American drama film directed by George B. Seitz and written by Michael Fessier. The film stars Franchot Tone, Madge Evans, Stuart Erwin, Joseph Calleia, Robert Barrat and J. Farrell MacDonald.

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Exclusive Story is a 1936 American drama film directed by George B. Seitz and written by Michael Fessier. The film stars Franchot Tone, Madge Evans, Stuart Erwin, Joseph Calleia, Robert Barrat and J. Farrell MacDonald.

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This film was initially telecast in Philadelphia Tuesday 11 March 1958 on WFIL (Channel 6). It first aired in Los Angeles 23 March 1959 on KTTV (Channel 11), in San Francisco 21 February 1960 on KGO (Channel 7), and, finally, in New York City 5 August 1961 on the Late, Late Show on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

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Ace Acello: [to O'Neil] I'll cut yur ears off for that, Copper!
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Referenced in Speed (1936) See more »

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at MGM, a "B" movie was more like A-
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MGM manages to pack good production values and fine acting into "Exclusive Story" from 1936, starring Stu Erwin, Madge Evans, Franchot Tone, and Virginia Bruce.

This is more a Warner Brothers gangster story, with Robert Barrat as Werther, a mob boss and Joseph Calleia as Ace, his enforcer. Werther is running a numbers racket, this time a lottery scam. When her father is threatened for not selling enough, Ann Devlin (Evans) appeals to a reporter (Stu Erwin) to go after these guys. He wants to enlist a society attorney (Tone), who demurs but finally agrees to join the fight.

The climax takes place on an ocean liner coming from Havana to New York that is on fire.

To cut to the chase reporter Stu Erwin gets his story, but also the counsel for the newspaper, Franchot Tone, gets appointed a Tom Dewey like special prosecutor. And together they start to move on Barrat and the rest. And to top it all off Tone and MacDonald's daughter Virginia Bruce get a nice little romance going.

Erwin was always good with the wisecracks and fast talk, and Tone is smooth and elegant. The film moves quickly.

A solid film.


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