Andrew Morton is an attorney who made it out of the slums. Nick Romano is his client, a young man with a long string of crimes behind him. After he lost his paycheck gambling, hoping to buy... See full summary »
Three time loser Duke Berne risks life in prison with one more armored car robbery. His attorney's wife Lorna, Berne's old sweetheart, keeps him from it but he goes to jail anyway. Duke and... See full summary »
Ed Hutcheson, tough editor of the New York 'Day', finds that the late owner's heirs are selling the crusading paper to a strictly commercial rival. At first he sees impending unemployment as an opportunity to win back his estranged wife Nora. But when a reporter, pursuing a lead on racketeer Rienzi, is badly beaten, Hutcheson is stung into a full fledged crusade against the gangster, hoping Rienzi can be tied to a woman's murder...in the 3 issues before the end of 'The Day.' Written by
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Originally titled 'The Newspaper Story', location shooting took place both in the newsroom and the printing plant of The New York Daily News, with real pressmen playing themselves. This was augmented by an 'almost letter-perfect' reproduction of a newsroom on a Hollywood soundstage. See more »
As Rienzi's car drives off after picking up Hutcheson, a large studio light is reflected against the side window of the car. See more »
[to her daughters]
You'll be happy to know that stupidity is not hereditary. You acquired it all by yourselves.
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"That's the Press Baby...and There is Nothing You can Do About It"
Timeless Story of Journalism and its Role in our Daily Lives and the implications and Necessity of a Free Press. This Film actually addresses some of the Reasons that Tabloids, because of the Aforementioned, are a viable and Necessary part of Our Culture.
But of course the Emphasis here is on the need for Balance and the Fate of Our Society if we allow the Lowest Common Denominator to determine or blot out the Truly Unbiased, or Objective Reporting of Events as much as Possible.
The Uninformed Populace cannot make Wise Decisions. That Foundation is our Forefathers First Amendment Intent.
This Film is Realistic in its Setting and the Professionals who Populate the Newspaper. You can almost Smell the Pulp and Feel the Ink Stain Your Consciousness. One of the Best of the Newspaper Movies that has Dated very Little despite Our Modern Platforms and Delivery System Incarnations within the Mass Media.
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