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Here's Flash Casey (1938)

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Flash Casey, after working his way through college by taking pictures, finds the newspaper world harder to break into than he had expected. Free-lancing, he snaps a picture of Rodney ... See full summary »

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Eric Linden ...
Boots Mallory ...
Kay Lanning
Cully Richards ...
Wade
Holmes Herbert ...
Major Addison
Joseph Crehan ...
Blaine (as John Crehan)
Howard Lang ...
Pop Lawrence
Victor Adams ...
Ricker
Harry Harvey ...
Gus Payton
Suzanne Kaaren ...
Mitzi LaRue
Matty Kemp ...
Rodney Addison
Dorothy Vaughan ...
Mrs. O'Hara (as Dorothy Vaughn)
Maynard Holmes ...
Joe Gordon
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Flash Casey, after working his way through college by taking pictures, finds the newspaper world harder to break into than he had expected. Free-lancing, he snaps a picture of Rodney Addison, son of the Globe-Press owner Major Addison, kissing French dancer Mitzi LaRue and submits it to Globe-Press city editor Blaine. He gets a job on the paper because Blaine wants to suppress the picture. He is confined to assisting regular staff photographer Wade who gets all the credit for the pictures Flash takes. His only bright spot is a romance with Kay Lanning, the paper's society editor and sob-sister columnist. Through her he meets Lawrence, editor of the weekly pictorial magazine called Snap News that the Globe-Press publishes. Gus Payton, the photographer assigned to Lawrence but who has been bribed by Bliane to turn over his best pictures to the city desk, quits when Lawrence accuses him of double-dealing. Payton opens a camera shop that is secretly financed by gangland chief Ricker. ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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7 January 1938 (USA)  »

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Okay at best
10 July 2009 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

Casey is a hot shot photographer in college but finds that now that he's left school breaking into the newspaper biz is much harder. Managing to get a foot in the door because the editor finds he has a photograph he wants buried, Casey finds himself working as an assistant with someone else getting credit for all his work. Casey's one bright spot seems to be a budding romance with the society editor and advice columnist. Things take a turn when he befriends the editor of a pictorial magazine and his photos end up being used for blackmail purposes by racketeers. Program film in the truest sense of the word, this is film that seems to be constructed from parts from the script writers hand book, take collegiate student, add romance, mix in newspaper setting add in racketeers and stir. It seems artificial and constructed in exactly the sort of way that real life, or even normal reel life isn't. Its not a bad movie, its certainly something that you can watch, but its not something that you'll care about. I got about 15 or 20 minutes in and found that while I was interested in what was happening, I hung around to the end, I ended up doing other things in front of the TV (and while I frequently multitask in front of the tube I was more interested in what I was doing rather than what I was watching). If you run a cross the film you can give it a shot but I wouldn't go out of my way to track it down.


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