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Copy (1929)

Approved  |   |  Short, Comedy, Drama  |  11 October 1929 (USA)
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On a slow news day, the wisecracking staff of a newspaper write articles about the serious safety issues of a local excursion steamboat line.


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Complete credited cast:
City Editor John Mack
Jack Carlyle ...
Mr. Thomas
James Donlan ...
Bruce Gentle ...
Frank Pratt
D.J. Flanagan ...
Managing Editor
Tom McGuire ...
Jack Hanlon ...


John Mack is the city editor of "The Daily News". He wants to run a series of stories on a ship owner's disregard for safety measures on his vessels. Ship owner McCloskey, a large advertiser in the newspaper, puts pressure on the paper's managing editor, and Mack is forced to squelch the series. A local disaster later that morning proves Mack right. The disaster story affects Mr. Mack in a very personal way. Written by David Glagovsky <>

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[last lines]
Jimmy: Hey, the boss wants to see ya.
City Editor John Mack: You tell 'im I've gone home.
[puts on coat and leaves office]
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The Lion Squeaks
25 August 2002 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Static, early MGM short covering the city desk of the "Daily News", where the usually-reliable Roscoe Karns is the managing editor. Everyone speaks very loudly and very clearly and every emotion is ludicrously overemphasized. Some interesting setting shots of linotype operators.

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