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After failing to be re-elected, politician Blake Washburn returns home and becomes editor of the local newspaper. When he notices the influence the paper has on the public, he uses it to... See more »

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Blake Washburn
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John MacFarland
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Janice Hunt
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Slim Haskins
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Iris Martin
Barbara Brown ...
Mrs. Washburn
Melinda Casey ...
Katie Washburn (as Melinda Plowman)
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Taxi Driver
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Kenlock
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Berny Miles
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Uncle Cliff
Virginia Campbell ...
Phoebe Hartman
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Andy Butterworth
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Dr. Johnson
Speck Noblitt ...
Motorcycle Officer
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Hospital Nurse (uncredited)
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Jimmy (uncredited)
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Don (uncredited)
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Bob MacFarland (uncredited)
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Reporter at Airport (uncredited)
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Reporter at Airport (uncredited)
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Don (uncredited)
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Arriving Barbeque Room Patron (uncredited)
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Electric Company Worker (uncredited)
Bradford Hatton ...
Police Radio Dispatcher (uncredited)
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Abbott (uncredited)
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Mine Disaster Spectator (uncredited)
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Electric Company Worker (uncredited)
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Pedestrian Outside Newspaper Office (uncredited)
Matt McHugh ...
Waiter (uncredited)
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Dudley (uncredited)
Hal Taggart ...
Barber (uncredited)
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Complaining Electrical Worker (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ...
Nightclub Dancer (uncredited)

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Arthur Pierson

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Arthur Pierson ... producer (uncredited)

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Louis Forbes

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Lucien N. Andriot ... (as Lucien Andriot)

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William F. Claxton ... (as William Claxton)

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Hilyard M. Brown ... (as Hilyard Brown)

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Claude E. Carpenter ... (as Claude Carpenter)

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Robert Littlefield ... makeup artist

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Ray Heinz ... production manager (as R. Ray Heinze)

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Richard Dixon ... assistant director

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Frank Wesselhoff ... painter (uncredited)

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William Randall ... sound

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Robert Foulk ... dialogue director
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Plot Summary

Blake Washburn blames manufacturer MacFarland for his defeat in the race for re-election to the state legislature. He takes over his uncle's newspaper to take on big business as an enemy of the people. Miss Martin works in the "Herald" newspaper office. When tragedy strikes, Blake must re-examine his views. Written by Ed Stephan

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Also Known As
  • Hometown Story (United States)
  • The Headline Story (United States)
  • Vuelta a casa (Spain)
  • Historia de una ciudad (Spain)
  • Em cada Lar, um Romance (Brazil)
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Trivia Despite retrospectively being dubbed a "Marilyn Monroe movie" when sold on home video, Monroe only appears in the film for around four minutes total. See more »
Goofs When Blake arrives home, his mother is listening to a radio show that states it is a Saturday afternoon program, but the next morning (which should be Sunday) Katy gets on a bus to go to school. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Vampira and Me (2012). See more »
Quotes Iris Martin: I always treat men with respect so they do the same to me.
Slim Haskins: Let me know when that works!
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