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The Speed Reporter (1936)

Approved | | Action, Crime, Drama | 14 May 1936 (USA)



(story) (as Henri Samuels), (screenplay)

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Cast overview:
Dick Lawrence
Chuck Ballard, alias Brad Franklin
Roger Renfrew
Robert Walker ...
Stanley - City Editor (as Bob Walker)
Publisher Madison
Publisher John Parker
George Chesebro ...
Blackie Smith
Edwards, a Henchman
James Sheridan ...
Henchman Gat (as Sherry Tansey)


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14 May 1936 (USA)  »

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This film is one of over 200 titles in the list of independent feature films made available for television presentation by Advance Television Pictures announced in Motion Picture Herald 4 April 1942. At this time, television broadcasting was in its infancy, almost totally curtailed by the advent of World War II, and would not continue to develop until 1945-1946. Because of poor documentation (feature films were often not identified by title in conventional sources) no record has yet been found of its initial television broadcast. It's earliest documented telecast was Sunday 20 November 1949 on WPIX, New York City. See more »

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Crime B movie of minimal ambition.
2 January 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Outside of now middle aged Talmadge's stunts, which include leaping a couple of storeys into a truck, this formula reporter cracks crime ring piece is the pits. Support cast, decors, filming and script are all lackluster. The use of vintage motor vehicles and shooting square on make the piece seem five years earlier than it is.

Things are not helped by the DVD transfer viewed which appeared to be heavily cropped round the edges - the changeover cues almost out of frame.

It's curious to see what Talmadge, Henry Hathaway's second unit man got up to but not encouraging.

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