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Behind the News (1940)

It's school graduate, Jeff Flavin's, first day on the job as a cub reporter for the Enquirer. Boss, Archer, places Jeff with Stu Woodrow a lazying reporter. Stu detests cubs, treating Jeff ... See full summary »

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Stuart Woodrow
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Barbara Shaw
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Jeff Flavin
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Vic Archer
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Dist. Atty. Hardin S. Kelly
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Neil Saunders
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Enrico
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Monroe
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Bessie
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It's school graduate, Jeff Flavin's, first day on the job as a cub reporter for the Enquirer. Boss, Archer, places Jeff with Stu Woodrow a lazying reporter. Stu detests cubs, treating Jeff badly. Jeff saves a drunken Stu's job by covering the convicted racketeer, Houseman's escape from prison. Jeff goes to Houseman's sister for a scoop he witnesses the murder of Houseman and an innocent young child. Stu grateful to Jeff thinks Jeff is to decent to be a reporter, sends Jeff on a fake story. Resulting in Jeff being demoted by an angry Archer. On his own, Jeff goes to the court house to see the trail of Marques, accused of Houseman's murder. Jeff, who speaks Spanish, hears the translater, Olmeda falsely state that Marques confesses to the killing. Jeff tells Archer that he has a story. The problem is that nobody believes him due to the fake story. Written by Kelly

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A WOLF OF NEWSPAPERDOM who lost his faith in justice...but found it in the fires of truth! See more »

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20 December 1940 (USA)  »

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Kriminalreporterns bragd  »

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