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A Dispatch from Reuter's (1940)

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Starting with a small flock of carrier pigeons, nineteenth-century entrepreneur Julius Reuter turns his small company into Europe's most respected news wire service.

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Cast

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Julius Reuter
Edna Best ...
Ida Magnus
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Max Wagner
Albert Bassermann ...
Franz Geller (as Albert Basserman)
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Otto Bauer
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Dr. Magnus
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Sir Randolph Persham
Montagu Love ...
Delane
James Stephenson ...
Carew
Walter Kingsford ...
David Bruce ...
Bruce
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Reuter as a Boy
Billy Dawson ...
Max Wagner as a Boy
Richard Nichols ...
Herbert - Age 5
Lumsden Hare ...
Chairman
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Starting with a small flock of carrier pigeons, nineteenth-century entrepreneur Julius Reuter turns his small company into Europe's most respected news wire service. Written by Jesse Garon <grifter@primenet.com>

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19 October 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ein Mann mit Phantasie  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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Trivia

Pat Flaherty, listed in studio records playing a sailor, was not seen in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Sir Randolph Persham: You could always retire.
Julius Reuter: What - and stagnate into senility?
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Soundtracks

Battle Hymn of the Republic
(1861) (uncredited)
Music by William Steffe (circa 1856)
Lyrics by Julia Ward Howe (1861)
Variations in the score when Lincoln is assassinated
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Great Entertainment!
26 October 2000 | by (São Paulo, Brasil) – See all my reviews

Another gem from Hollywood's golden age, "A Dispatch From Reuters", tells the fascinating true story of Julius Reuter (played by the marvelous Edward G. Robinson), founder of the famous news agency, and who started to transmit information using pigeons. Impeccable production, was a distinguished addition to Warner's series of biopics, with fine cast and a typically wonderful music score by the brilliant Max Steiner.


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