Managing Editor Sam Gatlin arrives in the afternoon and departs early the next morning, having assembled a morning newspaper for Los Angeles. During this implausibly active day in the life of a metropolitan newspaper, Sam and his wife Peggy argue about adopting a child. The reporter's grandson pilots a military plane from Honolulu to New York. A child is lost in the LA sewers (Gatlin composes a warning headline with picture: "Children Stay Out of These"). And copy boy Earl Collins considers quitting after failing to properly deliver a bet by city editor Jim Bathgate on the sex of children being born to a famous actress.
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26 people on the night shift of a big metropolitan newspaper...8 drama-crowded hours in their lives, starting with a laugh and ending on a note of freezing terror! It all adds up to a new high in motion picture excitement!
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19 December 1963 (Mexico)
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(RCA Sound Recording)
Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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According to the American Film Institute Catalog entry for this film, production charts from The Hollywood Reporter state this film was made at Republic Studios (now CBS Studio Center in Studio City, Los Angeles). However, another source referenced in that entry states it was made at Warner Bros. See more
After a fledgling writer turns in a news story on her first night as a reporter, the editor sends it to be typeset without even reading it. See more
Now this is our art department. And this is Mr. Chapman, one of our staff artists. Mr. Chapman, this is Mr. and Mrs. Jason.
[along with his wife
How do you do, Mr. Chapman!
Would you draw something for us please, Mr. Chapman?
[stares at Thompsons
Draw? Draw? What would you like? A dog? A cat? Or a pig with a squiggly tail? Or how about a house? I was always real big in the house department! Especially on those chimneys with the smoke cork-screwing out!
Written by Don Ralke
and William Bowers
Sung by David Nelson See more