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Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | June 1934 (USA)
Peggy Shannon plays a young female reporter who is fired from a big city newspaper, then decides to take over a troubled small town newspaper. She encounters difficulties with small town ... See full summary »

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... Jerry Hampton
... Brice Regal
... Sam Webster
... Martin Regal
... Bill Giddings
... John Levings
... John H. Smith
... Barman
David Callis ... Nathan Young
... Edgar Ashe
... Gertrude Mellon
Harvey Clark ... Luke Collins
Maude Truax ... Mrs. Emma Blake
... Barrows
... Lawyer
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Peggy Shannon plays a young female reporter who is fired from a big city newspaper, then decides to take over a troubled small town newspaper. She encounters difficulties with small town politics, getting advertisers to help keep the paper afloat, and issues with 1930's feminism in the resistance she receives from the town's residents to her attempts to run the newspaper. An insightful story of a woman's determination to succeed in an era long before the women's rights movement. Written by Anonymous

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Filmed in 1933, copyrighted 19 October 1933, but not released until June 1934 See more »

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A Hidden Gem?
16 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

A young female reporter is fired from a big city newspaper, then decides to take over a troubled small town newspaper. She encounters difficulties with small town politics, getting advertisers to help keep the paper afloat, and issues with 1930s feminism in the resistance she receives from the town's residents to her attempts to run the newspaper.

This film is amazing and not very well known. Why not? Peggy Shannon is like a Rosalind Roussell on a budget. And Sterling Holloway is here, in all his glory... is this an openly gay character? If not, it is about the closest we probably see in this era.

A great story through and through, and well worth a peak if you can find a copy. It is available as a bonus feature of "Deluge", though frankly it is much better than the main film!


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