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Behind the Headlines (1937)

Eddie Haines is a radio reporter with Station KBC. He is always getting the scoop, which infuriates those at the New York Star, which happens to employ his ex-girlfriend Mary Bradley. But ... See full summary »

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Eddie Haines
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Mary Bradley
Phillip Huston ...
Alan Bennett (as Philip Huston)
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Art Martin
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Potter
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Tiny
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Naylor
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Duggan
Arthur Thalasso ...
Johnny (as Art Thalasso)
Ralph Robertson ...
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Edith Craig ...
Bennett's Secretary
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Eddie Haines is a radio reporter with Station KBC. He is always getting the scoop, which infuriates those at the New York Star, which happens to employ his ex-girlfriend Mary Bradley. But when Mary is kidnapped while thinking she is getting a scoop on a big story, Eddie and Mary, (ie. the print media and the radio media), must work together to rescue her. Written by crickruslily

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A pocket radio sender was his secret of success...the scoop reporter who made the yellow journals green with envy. See more »


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14 May 1937 (USA)  »

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Tomorrow's Headlines  »

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(RCA Victor System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The radio truck used in the film was borrowed from J. Roy Hunt who had built it for his own use. See more »

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It has radio stations in New York using call signs starting with"k". In 1928 all radio stations east of the Mississippi River had to have call signs starting with a "w". See more »

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Tonight, Lover, Tonight
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Written by Jack Stern and Henry H. Tobias
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Better than you'd expect
19 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is a typical Lee Tracy second feature from the late '30s, no great shakes, but better than you'd expect. Lee plays his usual role, the fast-talking, slightly amoral reporter Eddie Haines, this time, however, for a radio station. He continually scoops the paper-bound journalists of the New York Star, much to the vexation of ex-girlfriend Mary Bradley, a lady reporter more than reminiscent of Lois Lane. Unlike Lois Lane, Mary Bradley, as played by Diana Gibson, does a pretty good job of looking after herself- in fact, she contributes more towards her rescue than Eddie. I was surprised how much I liked Diana Gibson- she's cool, classy and understated, without the eye-rolling dramatics of Lee Tracy's other co-stars. The scene where she's held captive in the armored car, broadcasting her location to the FBI, is quite nice. And the ending scene with Lee Tracy- where she finally gets the last word- is a real hoot. Tracy is cute and amusing, as always, but for some reason I remember Diana Gibson's performance more. It's worth checking out on TCM sometime, where they broadcast it occasionally.


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