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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

Complete credited 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
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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
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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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November 1941 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The $300,000 Bruce says he needs to start his newspaper would equate to almost $4.2M in 2016. See more »

Goofs

In Bruce's new newspaper office, circa 1919, Croney is wearing a dress with a full zipper up the back. That style would not come into use until twenty years later, as it was considered "vulgar" for a woman to wear a dress that could come off so easily. See more »

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

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Whispering
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Music by John Schonberger
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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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