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Unholy Partners (1941)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Romance | November 1941 (USA)
A tough, ambitious newspaperman starts a new tabloid in 1919 New York, with a crooked big-time gambler as a partner.

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Cast

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Bruce Corey
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Merrill Lambert
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Miss 'Croney' Cronin
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Gail Fenton
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Thomas 'Tommy' Jarvis - an alias of Tommy Jarrett
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Michael Z. 'Mike' Reynolds
Walter Kingsford ...
Mr. Peck - managing editor
Charles Dingle ...
Clyde Fenton
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Phil Kaper - attorney
Joe Downing ...
Jerry - henchman (as Joseph Downing)
Clyde Fillmore ...
Jason Grant
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Col. Mason
Don Costello ...
Georgie Pelotti
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Charles Cane ...
Insp. Brody (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Newspaperman Bruce Corey returns from World War I with new ideas and wants to start his own tabloid. For want of other financing, he takes on as silent partner Merrill Lambert, gangland gambling kingpin. Thus is born the New York Mercury. Though its standards are not of the cleanest, Corey does fight to keep his paper's voice independent of Lambert. The two men's clash reaches a climax just as unsuspecting young reporter Tommy becomes Lambert's rival for lovely Gail Fenton. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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A Suprema Cartada  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The opening scene of the movies shows a newspaper headline "Whole City Out to Welcome A.E.F." The AEF was The American Expeditionary Forces, what the United States Armed Forces sent to Europe in World War I - a combination of the Army and the Marines to fight in France alongside French and British allied forces in the last year of the war, against Imperial German forces. See more »

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Referenced in You Can't Fool a Camera (1941) See more »

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Where Do We Go from Here
Music by Percy Wenrich (1917)
Played at the parade in the opening scene
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Another great newspaper drama from Mervyn LeRoy
15 October 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a "new" one to me...I don't recall ever hearing or reading a thing about it. Touches of comedy and a terrific story, with wonderful scenes of Robinson and Edward Arnold turning in superb performances. Nice support from the likes of Marsha Hunt, Larraine Day, Don Beddoe and the very underrated DON COSTELLO, so memorable in "The Blue Dahlia." An interesting companion piece to LeRoy's 1931 "Five Star Final" which also starred Robinson. Superior writing and directing, but a twisty ending which comes over as contrived.


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