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Roar of the Press (1941)

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

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Alice Williams
Wallace Ford ...
Wally Williams
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Gordon MacEwan
Suzanne Kaaren ...
Angela Brooks
Harland Tucker ...
Harry Brooks
Evalyn Knapp ...
Evelyn
Robert Frazer ...
Louis Detmar
Dorothy Lee ...
Frances Harris
John Holland ...
Robert Mallon
Maxine Leslie ...
Mrs. Mabel Leslie
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'Sparrow' McGraun
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Mrs. Thelma Tate
Matty Fain ...
Nick Paul
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Charles King ...
Police Lieutenant Homer Thomas
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While on their honeymoon, a reporter and his new bride stumble upon a ring of fifth columnists.

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Reporter roots out fifth columnists
27 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wallace Ford is a reporter who has just gotten married to Jean Parker when a very hot story comes his way that requires his investigation, spurred on by his manipulative editor.

About half the movie revolves around the comedy, for lack of a better term, and friction generated by his difficulties getting together with his bride. The other half consists of the complications of following out the leads.

The comedy side is rather strained and drawn out. It requires patience at times. Wallace Ford is (or was) an excellent and enthusiastic actor who manages to carry the movie. Jean Parker was in Bluebeard. Her role here is not particularly interesting.

It's a B feature that just about makes it into the average category. I doubt that I'll watch it again.


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