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Park Row (1952)

Approved | | Drama, Thriller | 24 February 1971 (France)
The Globe is a small, but visionary newspaper started by Phineas Mitchell, an editor recently fired by The Star. The two newspapers become enemies, and the Star's ruthless heiress Charity Hackett decides to eliminate the competition.

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Mary Welch ...
Charity Hackett
Bela Kovacs ...
Ottmar Mergenthaler
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Josiah Davenport
Tina Pine ...
Jenny O'Rourke
George O'Hanlon ...
Steve Brodie
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Dan O'Rourke
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Charles A. Leach
Don Orlando ...
Mr. Angelo
Neyle Morrow ...
Thomas Guest
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Jeff Hudson
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Mr. Spiro
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Rusty
Hal K. Dawson ...
Mr. Wiley
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In New York's 1880's newspaper district a dedicated journalist manages to set up his own paper. It is an immediate success but attracts increasing opposition from one of the bigger papers and its newspaper heiress owner. Despite the fact he rather fancies the lady the newsman perseveres with the help of the first Linotype machine, invented on his premises, while also giving a hand with getting the Statue of Liberty erected. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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She had blood in her veins...he had ink and guts! (original poster) See more »

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Trivia

"Park Row" premiered at Grauman's Chinese Theater, very prestigious for an independent B-film, See more »

Quotes

Phineas Mitchell: The press is good or evil according to the character of those who direct it.
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Crazy Credits

Instead of "The End", the picture ends with "Thirty"; newspaper jargon for "that's all. There ain't no more!" See more »

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Featured in The Typewriter, the Rifle & the Movie Camera (1996) See more »

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An overlooked classic

One of my favorites from Samuel Fuller; a frenzied, kinetic melodrama about journalism in the late 1800's. Although the film is laughably unrealistic at times in it's portrayal of two major newspapers competing for more readers, this is no hindrance to one's enjoyment of the film.

Never did Fuller create a film of such sheer energy and nostalgia. The film's tracking shots and frenetically-edited montages seem to get the most attention, but there are also some great monologues and magnificent performances, particularly from Mary Welch as the head of the "evil" newspaper, The Star, and Gene Evans as the leader of their opposing newspaper, The Globe.

The film has it's moments of campiness, but overall it's one of cinema's overlooked classics.


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