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Roar of the Press (1941)

Approved | | Drama | 18 April 1941 (USA)
While on their honeymoon, a reporter and his new bride stumble upon a ring of fifth columnists.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alice Williams
Wally Williams
Jed Prouty ...
Gordon MacEwan
Suzanne Kaaren ...
Angela Brooks
Harland Tucker ...
Harry Brooks
Louis Detmar
Frances Harris
John Holland ...
Robert Mallon
Maxine Leslie ...
Mrs. Mabel Leslie
'Sparrow' McGraun
Mrs. Thelma Tate
Matty Fain ...
Nick Paul
Eddie Foster ...
Police Lieutenant Homer Thomas


While on their honeymoon, a reporter and his new bride stumble upon a ring of fifth columnists.

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Release Date:

18 April 1941 (USA)  »

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Widows of the Press  »

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1.37 : 1
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The earliest documented telecast of this film occurred Monday 7 February 1944 on New York City's pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1). On the West Coast, it first aired in Los Angeles Sunday 15 May 1949 on KTLA (Channel 5). See more »

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Depressing snore
28 November 2008 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

Someone, perhaps veteran B director Phil Rosen, created okay, one-scene moments for former A stars, Dorthry Lee (Wheeler and Woolsey pics), Evelyn Knapp and Betty Compson. Someone also just saw His Girl Friday, so lots of pressroom reporter comraderie with one a star reporter with marriage issues. There's too much battle of sexes, verbal sparrage between reporter Ford and wifey Parker. Unfortunately, instead of capable, adult feminest Roz, we have the beautiful, but insipid Jean Parker, at home twiddling her thumbs and fuming. She complains he's missing dinner. He whines and lies.

Not fascinating.

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