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Behind the Headlines (1937)

Eddie Haines is a radio reporter with Station KBC. He is always getting the scoop, which infuriates those at the New York Star, which happens to employ his ex-girlfriend Mary Bradley. But ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
... Eddie Haines
... Mary Bradley
Phillip Huston ... Alan Bennett (as Philip Huston)
... Art Martin
... Potter
... Tiny
... Naylor
... Duggan
Arthur Thalasso ... Johnny (as Art Thalasso)
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Eddie Haines is a radio reporter with Station KBC. He is always getting the scoop, which infuriates those at the New York Star, which happens to employ his ex-girlfriend Mary Bradley. But when Mary is kidnapped while thinking she is getting a scoop on a big story, Eddie and Mary, (ie. the print media and the radio media), must work together to rescue her. Written by crickruslily

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A MILLION IN GOLD STOLEN! A BRAVE GIRL AT BAY...and the bombshell broadcaster on the spot in the biggest story of his flaming career! See more »


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Release Date:

14 May 1937 (USA)  »

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Tomorrow's Headlines  »

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(RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The radio truck used in the film was borrowed from J. Roy Hunt who had built it for his own use. See more »


It has radio stations in New York using call signs starting with"k". In 1928 all radio stations east of the Mississippi River had to have call signs starting with a "w". See more »


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Better than you'd expect
19 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is a typical Lee Tracy second feature from the late '30s, no great shakes, but better than you'd expect. Lee plays his usual role, the fast-talking, slightly amoral reporter Eddie Haines, this time, however, for a radio station. He continually scoops the paper-bound journalists of the New York Star, much to the vexation of ex-girlfriend Mary Bradley, a lady reporter more than reminiscent of Lois Lane. Unlike Lois Lane, Mary Bradley, as played by Diana Gibson, does a pretty good job of looking after herself- in fact, she contributes more towards her rescue than Eddie. I was surprised how much I liked Diana Gibson- she's cool, classy and understated, without the eye-rolling dramatics of Lee Tracy's other co-stars. The scene where she's held captive in the armored car, broadcasting her location to the FBI, is quite nice. And the ending scene with Lee Tracy- where she finally gets the last word- is a real hoot. Tracy is cute and amusing, as always, but for some reason I remember Diana Gibson's performance more. It's worth checking out on TCM sometime, where they broadcast it occasionally.

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