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
Rosemary DeCamp ...
Charlotte Grant
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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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John Payne was set to star in the film for producer Sidney Buchman. See more »

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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 »

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Mark Chapman: Write me a sob story. 'Miss Lonelyheart' won't be lonely anymore.
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Remade as Scandal Sheet (1985) See more »

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Sweating It Out with Broderick Crawford
25 August 2007 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Watch Crawford sweat this one out! Great fun with Broderick Crawford as managing editor of a "Scandal Sheet" newspaper, with John Derek and Donna Reed on staff as reporters. The film uses the technique of showing the murderer's identity as the crime is committed (it's editor Crawford); then we watch him squirm as the reporter hero (Derek) and heroine (Reed) try to identify the killer and cover the story.

Mr. Crawford must give the "Lonely Heart Killer" big coverage in his tabloid newspaper, or risk suspicion. When a possible witness turns up, things get complicated. Henry O'Neill is great as a washed-up old drunk who used to work for Crawford's newspaper. The film has a great style… beautiful black and white photography directed by Phil Karlson. Recommended viewing!

******** Scandal Sheet (1952) Phil Karlson ~ Broderick Crawford, John Derek, Donna Reed


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