"Big Town" was a long running and highly successful network radio series (1937- 1952) and film series ("I Cover the Underworld," "Underworld After Dark," and "Underworld Scandal") before ... See full summary »
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"Big Town" was a long running and highly successful network radio series (1937- 1952) and film series ("I Cover the Underworld," "Underworld After Dark," and "Underworld Scandal") before becoming a hit television series. Shot in film-noir style, the series focused on the exploits of Steve Wilson and the staff of 'The Illustrated Press' newspaper as they reported on the important social issues of the day. Written by rtvf

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A story of a big city newspaper
7 March 1999 | by (Saylorsburg, PA USA) – See all my reviews

A story of two reporters, Steve and Lorelei, working for a big city paper, Illustrated Press. The acting was good, so were the story lines. Not too bad for its day.


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