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Star Reporter (1939)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama, Romance  |  22 February 1939 (USA)
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John Randolph (Warren Hull), an idealistic young newspaper owner who uses his paper as an instrument for the public good, uses a campaign against crime to successfully run grafting ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Warren Hull ...
John Randolph / John Charles Benton
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Wallis Clark ...
District Attorney William Burnette
Clay Clement ...
Whittaker
Morgan Wallace ...
Joe Draper / Charles Benton
Virginia Howell ...
Mrs. Julia Randolph
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Clipper
Joseph Crehan ...
Gordon, Newspaper Editor
Eddie Kane ...
William Ruhl ...
Police Investigator Lane
Effie Anderson ...
Molly, D.A.'s Secretary
Lester Dorr ...
Reporter Wilkins
Monte Collins ...
Reporter Hogan (as Monty Collins)
Denis Tankard ...
Mason, Burnette's Butler (as Dennis Tankard)
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John Randolph (Warren Hull), an idealistic young newspaper owner who uses his paper as an instrument for the public good, uses a campaign against crime to successfully run grafting politicians out of town. District Attorney William Burnette (Wallis Clark), father of Barbara Burnette (Marsha Hunt) who John loves, learns that John's father (unknown to John) is a criminal they are seeking. He refuses to prosecute him and John, not knowing the real reason, turns against Burnette and tries to run him out of office. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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He'd Trade A Kiss For A Headline Anytime! HE'D TRADE A KISS FOR A HEADLINE ANYTIME! Love has to wait...when the Romeo goes after a murder scoop! See more »

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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22 February 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Ás dos Repórteres  »

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1.37 : 1
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Marsha Hunt is the best thing about this low budget crime drama!
8 April 2006 | by (Culpeper, VA USA) – See all my reviews

Marsha Hunt is the best thing about this low budget crime drama! Mongram studios like other low budget poverty row studios tried to compete with the majors by adding more action, sex or violence where they couldn't afford talent. And this story has more than your average plot twists... In this newspaper drama, a young man's father, a prominent newspaper publisher is violently murdered by famous gangsters. The young man uses the power of his newly inherited press to get revenge upon the killers by exposing them. Unfortunately, the young man's schemes go awry when he learns the identity of the trigger man. Plot devices include two sets of fathers, two signed confessions that gets stolen out of two safes, by two safe crackers!


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