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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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Complete credited 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)  »

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Ein Mann mit Phantasie  »

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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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Taps
(1862) (uncredited)
Written by Daniel Butterfield
Background music when flags are lowered to half-mast
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Fine WB Biopic
18 July 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Enjoyable Warner Bros. biopic about Paul Julius Reuter, the man who built the famous Reuters news service. Edward G. Robinson players Reuter. The movie covers his story from when he was using carrier pigeons up through the use of the telegraph. As is often the case with these biopics, he faces hardships and doubt from critics but perseveres. It's all pretty formulaic, I admit, but also undeniably entertaining. I was never bored. Eddie G's backed up by a fine stable of character actors, including Gene Lockhart, Otto Kruger, Nigel Bruce, and Albert Bassermann. Edna Best is the love interest and Eddie Albert plays Robinson's assistant. A solid cast. The subject matter may not lend itself to the most exciting story but they do a surprisingly good job keeping it interesting.


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