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Jerome Weidman (written by)
Harry W. Junkin (based on a story by)
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Release Date:
18 January 1957 (USA) See more »
Steve Cochran plays the slick, debonair owner of a notorious gossip magazine who is anxious to break... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Steve Cochran: Superstar See more (13 total) »


  (in credits order)

Van Johnson ... Scott Ethan Martin

Ann Blyth ... Connie Martin

Steve Cochran ... H.R. Manley
Marjorie Rambeau ... Mrs. Manley
Richard Eyer ... Joey Martin

Harold J. Stone ... Seth Jackson
Philip Coolidge ... Homer Crowley

Lurene Tuttle ... Mrs. Doyle
Lewis Martin ... Charles Orrin Sterling
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Malcolm Atterbury ... Byron (uncredited)
Theona Bryant ... Receptionist (uncredited)
Robert Burton ... Harry Walsh (uncredited)
Alexander Campbell ... Cereal Company Executive (uncredited)

Claire Carleton ... Elsie (uncredited)
Robert Carson ... Allen J. 'Frank' Frederick (uncredited)
Richard Collier ... Bill King--Magazine Staffer (uncredited)
Paul Engle ... Boy (uncredited)
Jonathan Hole ... Cereal Company Executive (uncredited)

Dean Jones ... Newscaster (uncredited)
Paul Keast ... Cereal Company Executive (uncredited)
John Milton Kennedy ... Newscaster (uncredited)
Peter Leeds ... Herb Goodman (uncredited)
Margie Liszt ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Lester Matthews ... Frank Grover (uncredited)
Owen McGiveney ... Waiter (uncredited)
Ann Morriss ... Miss Turner (uncredited)
Erik Nielsen ... Boy (uncredited)
Eddie Pagett ... Boy (uncredited)
Christian Pasques ... Boy (uncredited)
Irene Tedrow ... Marion Gregg (uncredited)
Harry Tyler ... Willis (uncredited)
Charles Webster ... Cereal Company Executive (uncredited)
Patricia Winters ... Bit Role (uncredited)

Directed by
Roy Rowland 
Writing credits
Jerome Weidman (written by)

Harry W. Junkin (based on a story by)

Produced by
Armand Deutsch .... producer
Original Music by
Jeff Alexander 
Cinematography by
Harold J. Marzorati (director of photography)
Film Editing by
George Boemler 
Casting by
Leonard Murphy (uncredited)
Jasper Russel (uncredited)
Art Direction by
William A. Horning 
Hans Peters 
Set Decoration by
Richard Pefferle 
Edwin B. Willis 
Makeup Department
William Tuttle .... makeup artist
Mary Bashe .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Jack Wilson .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Charles J. Hunt .... unit manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
George Rhein .... assistant director
Mickey McCardle .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Wesley C. Miller .... recording supervisor (as Dr. Wesley C. Miller)
Norwood A. Fenton .... sound (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Warren Newcombe .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
James Manatt .... still photographer (uncredited)
Jack Swain .... camera operator (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Doris McCoig .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Music Department
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Cleo Moore .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Jack Shafton .... puppeteer (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
81 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Perspecta Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

Did You Know?

Harold J. Stone's movie debut.See more »
Factual errors: Although the movie is titled Slander, there is no evidence that any of the characters were actually a victim of that crime, which refers to a malicious false statement. From all evidence, all of the stories, particularly that of the hero, presented in the scandal magazine were true.See more »
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15 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Steve Cochran: Superstar, 18 August 2006
Author: rbrb

Well done Turner Classic Movies for showing this gem!

50 years+ old this movie,yet the story as relevant today as ever.

A magazine tycoon who loves his mother makes his success from sensational true stories which expose the truth about famous people.

The tycoon is played by someone I have never heard of until now, called Steve Cochran. What a star! This individual dominates the screen with his presence like few can. A super performance from him and the story has an excellent script.

The only problem for me is that the mother who is depicted in the film as disapproving her sons' journalistic methods; also the ending is unrealistic and over the top. Hence I have deducted one point. Otherwise a solid: 9/10.

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