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Robert Hardy Andrews (screen play)
Samuel Fuller (story)
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Release Date:
28 January 1943 (USA) See more »
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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 Rankin

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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Preaching to the choir, 13 October 2014
Author: MikeMagi from Baltimore MD

"Power of the Press" is so packed with patriotic pronouncements that any semblance of plot -- and the story isn't all that bad -- gets lost. We know that a free press is vital to a free country; no need to keep drumming it into our thick skulls. The tale starts with the murder of a New York newspaper publisher who bequeaths his controlling interest in the Gazette to an idealistic small-town editor, Scattergood Baines...uh, sorry... Guy Kibbee. Otto Kruger as the paper's other publisher (who seems, in 1943, to be campaigning for Hitler) turns to his favorite hit man, the Shadow...uh, sorry, Victor maintain control. Lew Landers directs the proceedings in Capraesque style without much of Capra's spark. If a savvy script editor had cut some of the blathering, this might have been a decent thriller.

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