Three time loser Duke Berne risks life in prison with one more armored car robbery. His attorney's wife Lorna, Berne's old sweetheart, keeps him from it but he goes to jail anyway. Duke and... See full summary »
Ed Hutcheson, tough editor of the New York 'Day', finds that the late owner's heirs are selling the crusading paper to a strictly commercial rival. At first he sees impending unemployment as an opportunity to win back his estranged wife Nora. But when a reporter, pursuing a lead on racketeer Rienzi, is badly beaten, Hutcheson is stung into a full fledged crusade against the gangster, hoping Rienzi can be tied to a woman's murder...in the 3 issues before the end of 'The Day.' Written by
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Gregory Peck and Richard Widmark were considered for the role played by Humphrey Bogart. See more »
As Rienzi's car drives off after picking up Hutcheson, a large studio light is reflected against the side window of the car. See more »
This paper will fight for progress and reform. We'll never be satisfied merely with printing the news. We're never be afraid to attack wrong, whether by predatory wealth or predatory poverty.
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Bob Greene of the Chicago Tribune has called this the best journalism movie ever made. He is absolutely right.
If you are interested in art movies, see Citizen Kane. If you are interested in screwball comedy, check out His Girl Friday. If it's history you're after, watch All the Presidents Men. If you want to see a classic journalism movie, rent one of the multiple versions of The Front Page.
But if you want to see a movie that actually shows you what life is like inside a newsroom, how reporters work together to get a story, and how "the story" is not always about the big expose but sometimes just about getting the little details right, this is your movie.
You can also watch Ron Howard's The Paper, but it's a pale imitation of this movie.
Unfortunately, this movie is not available on video or DVD. Keep an eye on American Movie Classics or one of the other cable channels, though, since it is regularly featured.
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