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Approved | | Short, Comedy, Drama | 11 October 1929 (USA)
On a slow news day, the wisecracking staff of a newspaper write articles about the serious safety issues of a local excursion steamboat line.

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Complete credited cast:
... City Editor John Mack
Jack Carlyle ... Mr. Thomas
James Donlan ... Adams
Bruce Gentle ... Frank Pratt
D.J. Flanagan ... Managing Editor
... McCloskey
Jack Hanlon ... Jimmy
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John Mack is the city editor of "The Daily News". He wants to run a series of stories on a ship owner's disregard for safety measures on his vessels. Ship owner McCloskey, a large advertiser in the newspaper, puts pressure on the paper's managing editor, and Mack is forced to squelch the series. A local disaster later that morning proves Mack right. The disaster story affects Mr. Mack in a very personal way. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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[last lines]
Jimmy: Hey, the boss wants to see ya.
City Editor John Mack: You tell 'im I've gone home.
[puts on coat and leaves office]
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The Lion Squeaks
25 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

Static, early MGM short covering the city desk of the "Daily News", where the usually-reliable Roscoe Karns is the managing editor. Everyone speaks very loudly and very clearly and every emotion is ludicrously overemphasized. Some interesting setting shots of linotype operators.


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