A managing editor of a LA newspaper must put together headlines for the next day in a way that'll attract the potential readers, deal with hectic going-ons at the workplace and have a serious talk with his wife about her wish to adopt.

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Sam Gatlin
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Jim Bathgate
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Earl Collins
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Peggy Gatlin
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Lady Wilson
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Ben Quinn
Nancy Valentine ...
Jan Price
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Hymie Shapiro
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Carl Thompson
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Fred Kendall
John Nolan ...
Ron Danton
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Editor
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Pettifog
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Chapman
Ronnie Dapo ...
Billy
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Managing Editor Sam Gatlin arrives in the afternoon and departs early the next morning, having assembled a morning newspaper for Los Angeles. During this implausibly active day in the life of a metropolitan newspaper, Sam and his wife Peggy argue about adopting a child. The reporter's grandson pilots a military plane from Honolulu to New York. A child is lost in the LA sewers (Gatlin composes a warning headline with picture: "Children Stay Out of These"). And copy boy Earl Collins considers quitting after failing to properly deliver a bet by city editor Jim Bathgate on the sex of children being born to a famous actress. Written by Paul Schindler <paul@schindler.org>

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Inch by inch a rumor grows into a roar... word by word the teletype starts ticking like a bomb... moment by moment the suspense builds headline-high to a new peak of motion picture excitement! See more »

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19 December 1963 (Mexico)  »

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The daily newspaper in the film was loosely based on the real-life newspaper Los Angeles Herald-Examiner. See more »

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After a fledgling writer turns in a news story on her first night as a reporter, the editor sends it to be typeset without even reading it. See more »

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Carl Thompson: Now this is our art department. And this is Mr. Chapman, one of our staff artists. Mr. Chapman, this is Mr. and Mrs. Jason.
Bentley Jason: [along with his wife] How do you do, Mr. Chapman!
Carl Thompson: Would you draw something for us please, Mr. Chapman?
Chapman: [stares at Thompsons] Draw? Draw? What would you like? A dog? A cat? Or a pig with a squiggly tail? Or how about a house? I was always real big in the house department! Especially on those chimneys with the smoke cork-screwing out!
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Referenced in Law & Order: Criminal Intent: 30 (2007) See more »

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Written by Don Ralke and William Bowers
Sung by David Nelson
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My father, Mark Scott was in "30"
28 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jack Webb walks into the newsroom and asks if "your boy still loves "Huckleberry Hound" He was referring to myself in real life. Wehad just gotten our first TV and this cartoon was the first show I ever saw. My father had been the sportscaster for the Pacific Coast League team,The Hollywood Stars, named for the fact that the team was owned by a syndicate of the biggest stars in Hollywood at the time. He also was the host of the show"HomeRunDerby"which ran from1959 to 1960 when he sadly passed away. I am a film composer working in LA and have worked with Andrew Davis and Glen Ballard among others. Jack Webb and my Dad were friends and my Dad can be seen in several episodes of "Dragnet", playing a reporter again and in many other shows of the day including "Fury", "Whirlibirds" and others.


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