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Gentlemen of the Press (1929)

| Drama | 4 May 1929 (USA)
A driven newspaperman misses out on the joys and sorrows of ordinary life.

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... Wickland Snell
... Myra May (as Katherine Francis)
... Charlie Haven
... Dorothy Snell Hanley
... Ted Hanley
Duncan Penwarden ... Mr. Higgenbottom
Lawrence Leslie ... Red
Harry Lee ... Copy-desk Editor
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A driven newspaperman misses out on the joys and sorrows of ordinary life.

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One of the earliest of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by MCA ever since. See more »

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A KNOCKOUT GRAND ENTRANCE FOR KAY FRANCIS INTO FILMS!
1 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

This is an absorbing early talker, given solid grand with an excellent performance by Walter Houston and the editor of a big city paper. He has had no time, as a single dad, to participate in his daughters life except via phonecalls. A good script keeps the viewers interest alive, but the real wow! in this film is Kay Francis. In her film debut she knocks Houstons socks off, appealing to him not to print a scandalous story about her. She's not the obvious vamp from the silent era -- but a very straightforward, no excuses made, girl about town. She invites Houston to her apt. smiling with innuendo with the line, "I'm sure you'll love my Pekingese!" Houston loves it several times before realizing the tantalizing Kay is also after his son-in-law! It's a shame these Paramountfilms aren't on video. If you get the chance, don't miss this one.


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