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Important News (1936)

Passed | | Drama, Short | 29 February 1936 (USA)
A small town newspaper editor has to decide which story to headline of the front page.

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When a well-known gangster is killed in a small town, the local newspaper editor must decide whether the story is important enough to his readers to put it on the front page. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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Turkey In the Straw
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A fleeting appearance by James Stewart in early short subject...
23 December 2008 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

To print or not to be print--that's the dilemma facing newspaper editor CHARLIE SALE when he has to choose between a headline that becomes a matter of priorities for him. Should he do the tabloid headline about Pretty Face Wilson gunned down in the street, or should he do the farmers a favor and print the one about a frost warning?

Depends on what someone thinks is "important news." What matters here is that this is a very stale, very inadequate short overacted by Charlie Sale and presenting JAMES STEWART in a very subordinate role as a hick assistant who wears a dumb expression and mumbles his way through a small role, looking rather detached until he sees a man being gunned down in the street. Not exactly a standout part for Stewart.

Very forgettable little short without any style at all.


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