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Robert Hardy Andrews (screen play)
Samuel Fuller (story)
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Release Date:
28 January 1943 (USA) See more »
DVD: Review:The Samuel Fuller Collection
 (From The AV Club. 27 October 2009, 10:01 PM, PDT)

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  (in credits order)
Guy Kibbee ... Ulysses Bradford

Lee Tracy ... Griff Thompson
Gloria Dickson ... Edwina Stephens

Otto Kruger ... Howard Raskin

Victor Jory ... Oscar Trent
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Don Beddoe ... Pringle (uncredited)
Edmund Cobb ... Process Server (uncredited)
Eddie Laughton ... Reporter (uncredited)
Douglas Leavitt ... Whiffle (uncredited)
Ivan Miller ... Man on Dais (uncredited)
Larry Parks ... Jerry Purvis (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ... Policeman (uncredited)
Frank Sully ... Mack Gibbons (uncredited)
Minor Watson ... John Cleveland Carter (uncredited)
Rex Williams ... Chris Barker (uncredited)
Frank Yaconelli ... Tony Angelo (uncredited)

Directed by
Lew Landers 
Writing credits
Robert Hardy Andrews (screen play) (as Robert D. Andrews)

Samuel Fuller (story) (as Sam Fuller)

Produced by
Leon Barsha .... producer
Original Music by
Paul Sawtell (uncredited)
Cinematography by
John Stumar 
Film Editing by
Mel Thorsen 
Art Direction by
Lionel Banks 
Set Decoration by
Robert Priestley 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
George Rhein .... assistant director
Art Department
Paul Murphy .... associate art director
Sound Department
Lambert E. Day .... sound (as Lambert Day)
Music Department
Morris Stoloff .... musical director (as M.W. Stoloff)
John Leipold .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Leo Shuken .... composer: stock music (uncredited)

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USA:64 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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The first film in which writer Samuel Fuller uses the character name "Griff". In many of his subsequent films as a writer and director, Fuller would have a character with the first or last name Griff.See more »


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The movie that ended the career of Otto Kruger., 4 February 2001
Author: pimpatron2000 from Abdar, Iran

The Power of the Press is one the many anti-isolationist movies to come out in the year 1943. However when one watches this hard impact melodrama you can help but feel that director Lew Landers put too much propaganda into the film. If handled better it could have been one of the greatest cinema masterpieces of all time. Otto Kruger was so badly panned by critics for his performance in this movie that his career never really recovered.

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