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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Street of rogues... reporters... and romance!
Did You Know?
Self-financed by its maverick director. At the time, Samuel Fuller had only $201,000 in his bank account. He kept $1,000 for his own personal use, which he spent on cigars and vodka. The rest went on the movie. See more
The press is good or evil according to the character of those who direct it.
Instead of "The End", the picture ends with "Thirty"; newspaper jargon for "that's all. There ain't no more!" See more
Referenced in Gangs of New York