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Power of the Press (1943)

TV-PG | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 28 January 1943 (USA)
During WWII, the publisher of the isolationist New York Gazette is murdered just as he was about to change the paper's policy and support the US war effort. His friend, a small town patriotic editor, is brought in to find the culprits.

Director:

Lew Landers

Writers:

Robert Hardy Andrews (screen play) (as Robert D. Andrews), Samuel Fuller (story) (as Sam Fuller)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Guy Kibbee ... Ulysses Bradford
Lee Tracy ... Griff Thompson
Gloria Dickson ... Edwina Stephens
Otto Kruger ... Howard Rankin
Victor Jory ... Oscar Trent
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During WWII, the publisher of the isolationist New York Gazette is murdered just as he was about to change the paper's policy and support the US war effort. His friend, a small town patriotic editor, is brought in to find the culprits.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 January 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El poder de la prensa See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The first film in which writer Samuel Fuller uses the character name "Griff". In many of his subsequent films as a writer and director, Fuller would have a character with the first or last name Griff. See more »

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The movie that ended the career of Otto Kruger.
4 February 2001 | by pimpatron2000See all my reviews

The Power of the Press is one the many anti-isolationist movies to come out in the year 1943. However when one watches this hard impact melodrama you can help but feel that director Lew Landers put too much propaganda into the film. If handled better it could have been one of the greatest cinema masterpieces of all time. Otto Kruger was so badly panned by critics for his performance in this movie that his career never really recovered.


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