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The Speed Reporter (1936)

Approved | | Action, Crime, Drama | 14 May 1936 (USA)

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... Dick Lawrence
... May
... Chuck Ballard, alias Brad Franklin
... Roger Renfrew
... Stanley - City Editor (as Bob Walker)
... Publisher Madison
... Publisher John Parker
... Blackie Smith
... Edwards, a Henchman
James Sheridan ... Henchman Gat (as Sherry Tansey)
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This film is one of over 200 titles in the list of independent feature films made available for television presentation by Advance Television Pictures announced in Motion Picture Herald 4 April 1942. At this time, television broadcasting was in its infancy, almost totally curtailed by the advent of World War II, and would not continue to develop until 1945-1946. Because of poor documentation (feature films were often not identified by title in conventional sources) no record has yet been found of its initial television broadcast. It's earliest documented telecasts took place in Los Angeles Tuesday 4 October 1949 on KTSL (Channel 2) and in New York City Sunday 20 November 1949 on WPIX (Channel 11). See more »

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The stunt work of Richard Talmadge is very entertaining. A fun flick.
28 April 2014 | by See all my reviews

I grew up watching this movie over and over again since my grandfather owned his own 16mm print. Richard Talmadge, a former circus performer moved into the movies and was noted for his ability to climb buildings, while managing to maintain his balance as he jumped up or down to various balconies. His big claim to fame is that he could leap from the ledge of a building at a two story level, doing a flip landing on his back onto a plat bed truck.

The IMDb lists the running time for Speed Reporter at 55 minutes. When I bought a DVD from TCM, I noticed the running time of 53 minutes. A two minute scene of a roof-top fighting sequence was missing. It occurs at the 26.08 minute mark where Chuck Ballard (Richard Crammer) says, "Then he must be on the roof". It's too bad that scene is missing since it contains some interesting stunts. I have yet to be able to find complete movie anywhere.


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