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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:
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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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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Power of the Press, 30 December 2011
Author: Martin Teller from Portland OR

Capra-esque (in fact, Capra even directed a movie with the same title years earlier) story of a humble small town editor trying to take down a big city isolationist publisher. The plot is fairly engaging and the script has some snappy lines, but it's all so thick with propaganda that it's hard to take seriously. Otto Kruger is so malicious and devious, he might as well be wearing a swastika on his arm. Heck, they practically call him a Nazi in a half dozen different ways anyway. Still, as heavy-handed and hokey as it is, it's kind of fun, and I enjoyed Gloria Dickson's performance as the loyal, brassy secretary (shades of Jean Arthur in MR. SMITH). The best of the three early features in the Sam Fuller box set, even if that's not a tough contest to win.

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