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A Dispatch from Reuter's (1940)

Approved | | Biography, Drama | 19 October 1940 (USA)
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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Reuter as a Boy
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Max Wagner as a Boy
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Herbert - Age 5
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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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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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Referenced in Arena: The Orson Welles Story (1982) See more »

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The Battle Cry of Freedom
(1862) (uncredited)
Written by George Frederick Root
In the score when news comes of Lincoln freeing the slaves
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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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