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Charity Hackett
Bela Kovacs ...
Ottmar Mergenthaler
Herbert Heyes ...
Josiah Davenport
Tina Pine ...
Jenny O'Rourke
George O'Hanlon ...
Steve Brodie
J.M. Kerrigan ...
Dan O'Rourke
Forrest Taylor ...
Charles A. Leach
Don Orlando ...
Mr. Angelo
Neyle Morrow ...
Thomas Guest
Dick Elliott ...
Jeff Hudson
Stuart Randall ...
Mr. Spiro
Dee Pollock ...
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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Street of rogues... reporters... and romance!

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12 August 1952 (USA)  »

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Co-stars Mary Welch and Herbert Heyes died on the same day: May 31, 1958. See more »

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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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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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