Extra! Extra! ...Newspaper & Reporters in Classic Cinemaby I_Won-t_Dance | created - 20 Dec 2012 | updated - 05 Jan 2017 | Public
Newspapers seem to be a staple of old Hollywood classic films. The reporters always ready with witty banter, always trying to outwit each other in their quest for "the big scoop"! The editors barking out deadlines and firing people! I love the way Golden Age screwball and crime classics depict the world of newsrooms, reporters, editors, newsreels and photographers.
Still incomplete, any suggestions welcome (Golden Age films only)
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3. Storm in a Teacup (1937)
Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Romance
A local politician in Scotland tries to break the reporter who wrote a negative story about him, and who is also in love with his daughter.
4. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Longfellow Deeds, a simple-hearted Vermont tuba player, inherits a fortune and has to contend with opportunist city slickers.
6. Libeled Lady (1936)
Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Romance
A newspaper man, his ignored fiancée, and his former employee, a down on his luck reporter, hatch an elaborate scheme to turn a false news story into the truth in order to prevent a high-society woman from suing for libel.
7. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
Not Rated | 112 min | Comedy, Romance
When a rich woman's ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself.
9. The Power of the Press (1928)
62 min | Drama
An early silent example with Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Includes a very interesting, fast-paced montage of the process from reporter's typewriter > platemaking > press > "Extra extra!" newsboys > reader's dinner table..
11. Too Hot to Handle (1938)
Passed | 107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Two rival newsreel photographers join forces to find the an aviatrix's missing brother, who has disappeared in the Amazon rainforest.
13. That Wonderful Urge (1948)
Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Romance
When an heiress finds out that the friendly young man she's met at Sun Valley is really an investigative reporter, she ruins his career by falsely claiming they're married.
14. Somewhere I'll Find You (1942)
Passed | 108 min | Drama, Romance, War
Two brother, rival correspondents, find themselves fighting their conservative editor over stories and each other of over the affections of a pretty blonde journalist.
15. Piccadilly Jim (1936)
95 min | Comedy, Romance
Jim's father wants to marry Eugenia, but her sister Netta refuses to allow it. When Jim sees Ann at a club, he falls for her even though she is with Lord Priory. He meets her the next day ... See full summary »
A caricaturist - does that count?!
18. Roxie Hart (1942)
Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance
Roxie Hart signs a murder confession in order to attract publicity for her dancing career as dames don't swing in Cook County. Will everything go as planned?
19. Woman of the Year (1942)
Passed | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Rival reporters Sam and Tess fall in love and get married, only to find their relationship strained when Sam comes to resent Tess' hectic lifestyle.
20. Adventure in Manhattan (1936)
Approved | 73 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A reporter meets an actress whose producer is a presumed-dead thief, and stakes his reputation on predicting the next crime.
21. A Shriek in the Night (1933)
Unrated | 66 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance
Pat Morgan and Ted Kord are rival newspaper reporters always trying to outscoop each other. They join together to solve a series of murders being committed in an apartment building.
25. To Please a Lady (1950)
Passed | 91 min | Action, Romance, Sport
A former war hero and midget car racer meets his match in a feisty reporter who blames his reckless tactics for an accidental racing death.
26. There Goes My Heart (1938)
Passed | 83 min | Comedy, Romance
A young heiress runs away from her overprotective grandfather. Penniless on the streets of New York, she manages to find employment, but a reporter knows her true identity.
28. Love on the Run (1936)
Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
A runaway bride and an undercover reporter get caught up in political intrigue as they lead a merry chase across Europe and uncover a spy plot.
Votes: 782 | Gross: $1.14M
31. Thirty Day Princess (1934)
Approved | 74 min | Comedy, Romance
A European princess arrives in New York City to secure a much-needed loan for her country. She contracts the mumps, and an actress who looks exactly like her is hired to impersonate her.
32. It Happened Tomorrow (1944)
Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Fantasy
A young turn-of-the-century newspaper man finds he can get hold of the next day's paper. This brings more problems than fortune, especially as his new girlfriend is part of a phony clairvoyant act.
33. The Glass Key (1942)
Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A crooked politician finds himself being accused of murder by a gangster from whom he refused help during a re-election campaign.
34. Once Upon a Honeymoon (1942)
Approved | 117 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
In Europe at the start of World War II, a woman notices that wherever her husband goes, the Nazis seem to follow. Meanwhile, a charming reporter is following them.
Votes: 2,222 | Gross: $0.86M
35. Platinum Blonde (1931)
Passed | 89 min | Comedy, Romance
A young woman from a very rich family impulsively marries a reporter, but each assumes the other is the one whose lifestyle must change.
36. Next Time We Love (1936)
87 min | Drama, Romance
A young married couple's relationship becomes strained when he is assigned overseas as a foreign correspondent and she becomes a major stage star.
37. Wedding Present (1936)
PG-13 | 81 min | Comedy, Romance
When Charlie Mason is promoted from irresponsible reporter to hard-nosed city editor, it costs him his girlfriend, ace reporter Rusty Fleming. After he hears she's engaged to another, he quits and tries to win her back.
38. Lured (1947)
Approved | 102 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery
A serial killer in London is murdering young women he meets through the personal columns of newspapers. He announces each of his murders to the police by sending them a cryptic poem. After ... See full summary »
40. Hollywood and Vine (1945)
Approved | 58 min | Comedy, Drama
A young girl arrives in Hollywood determined to become a star in the movies, but finds that attaining stardom is a lot more difficult then she counted on. Howewver, she does become a star ... See full summary »
41. After Office Hours (1935)
Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Hard-hitting news editor Jim Branch falls for high-society type Sharon Norwood but can't get to first base as he continually makes use of her knowledge of the rich and famous to try to ... See full summary »
42. The Honor of the Press (1932)
Passed | 61 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Cub reporter Daniel Greely gets a job on a big city newspaper. A string of robberies occur and the owner of the paper blames the police for not rounding up the crooks. Daniel discovers that... See full summary »
43. Hold the Press (1933)
Passed | 65 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance
When newspaper reporter Tim Collins, of the "Post", is slugged while investigating the shooting of a big-time gambler, he sets out to get his man with such determination that he ends up in ... See full summary »
44. Woman in Distress (1937)
Approved | 58 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A painting in the possession of an old lady, Phoebe Tuttle, is rumored to be a genuine Rembrandt, and Fred Stevens, ace reporter of the "Dispatch" newspaper, is sent to cover the story. The... See full summary »
45. Making the Headlines (1938)
Approved | 66 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Angry, because he is making too many headlines with his gang-busting activities, the police chief transfers Lt. Lewis Nagel to the sleepy suburban town of Fairview, where he is followed by ... See full summary »
46. This Marriage Business (1938)
Passed | 71 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
New York city reporter Bill Terry (Allan Lane and his photographer-assistant "Candid" Perry (Jack Carson) follow an eloping heiress to a small New York town where he hears the marriage ... See full summary »
47. Murder Is News (1937)
Approved | 55 min | Mystery
A radio reporter does a story on the infidelity and divorce of a wealthy and powerful businessman. The man invites the reporter to his mansion for a chat, but when he gets there, he finds ... See full summary »
48. The Payoff (1935)
Approved | 64 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Joe is a reporter who is looking for his big break and he gets it when he takes over George Gorman's sports column. Marty is a hood who would fix any sporting event he could and Joe keeps ... See full summary »
49. Star Reporter (1939)
Approved | 62 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
John Randolph (Warren Hull), an idealistic young newspaper owner who uses his paper as an instrument for the public good, uses a campaign against crime to successfully run grafting ... See full summary »
50. The Pay Off (1942)
Passed | 74 min | Action, Crime, Film-Noir