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Scandal Sheet (1952)

Passed | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 16 January 1952 (USA)
The editor of an exploitation newspaper commits a murder and assigns his protégé to investigate hoping to divert attention away from himself.

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Mark Chapman aka George Grant
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Julie Allison
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Steve McCleary
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Charlotte Grant
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Charlie Barnes
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Biddle (as Henry Morgan)
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Lt. Davis
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Judge Elroy Hacker
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Frank Madison
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The editor of a New York exploitation newspaper meets the wife he had abandoned years ago, while using another name, at a LonelyHearts ball sponsored by his newspaper. She threatens to expose him as a wife-deserter, wife-beater and an impostor, and, in anger, he hits her with his fist and accidentally kills her. Later, when her body is found, he assigns his protégé reporter to the story, as a good, exploitable follow-up story to the ball. And, then, he is forced to sit back and watch while the reporter slowly tracks down the killer. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Trivia

William Holden was to co-star with Broderick Crawford for producer Jules Schermer. See more »

Goofs

The door in Broderick Crawford's office apparently has no glass in its window. (This was presumably to prevent reflections from lights or equipment.) See more »

Quotes

Steve McCleary: A very rare item. A picture of a dame with her mouth shut.
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Remade as Scandal Sheet (1985) See more »

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Very good film-noir!!
19 August 2002 | by (Parkersburg, West Virginia) – See all my reviews

A very good and fast paced film that deals with a newspaper editor assigning his top reporter on a murder case, with a great ending to this film!! I noticed that the first two commentors were harping about Donna Reed smoking on-screen. Heck far, there is more to this film than THAT!! I did not hear any crying around from those two about Harry Morgan smoking a cigar in this film. Great performances all around and a performance by Rosemary De Camp, that is against the grain, as she always seemed to play the sweet motherly types, but not in this one!! Don't miss this one if it appears on television!!


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