5 user 1 critic

Behind the Headlines (1937)

Eddie Haines is a radio reporter with Station KBC. He is always getting the scoop, which infuriates those at the New York Star, which happens to employ his ex-girlfriend Mary Bradley. But ... See full summary »


Richard Rosson


Edmund L. Hartmann (screenplay), J. Robert Bren (screenplay) | 1 more credit »


Learn more

More Like This 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An 11 year old radio star decides to throw in her scripts and go undercover to get a better feel for her roles, but when she is kidnapped, trouble soon follows in this comedy.

Director: Ben Holmes
Stars: Ruth Warrick, Joan Carroll, Walter Reed
Certificate: Passed Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Twenty years after 3 murders occur in a castle's "blue room", three men who each want to marry a beautiful girl decide to spend a night in the room to prove their bravery to her.

Director: Kurt Neumann
Stars: Lionel Atwill, Gloria Stuart, Paul Lukas
Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The secretary of an affably suave radio mystery host mysteriously commits suicide after his wealthy young niece disappears.

Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: Claude Rains, Joan Caulfield, Audrey Totter
Stranded (1935)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A construction engineer with a heart of steel courts a social worker with a heart of gold, while fighting a protection racketeer that tries to derail the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Director: Frank Borzage
Stars: Kay Francis, George Brent, Patricia Ellis
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A radio network manager's boss makes him air a Serial based on a murder, tormenting a woman involved.

Directors: William C. McGann, William C. McGann
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Beverly Roberts, Linda Perry
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A maid helps her employers climb the social ladder and has a secretive interest in one particular socialite.

Director: Arthur Greville Collins
Stars: Margaret Lindsay, Warren Hull, Anita Louise
Convicted (1950)
Certificate: Passed Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A D.A. becomes the prison warden where he tries to help an inmate he prosecuted, because he believes his sentence was excessive.

Director: Henry Levin
Stars: Glenn Ford, Broderick Crawford, Millard Mitchell
Roadblock (1951)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Honest LA insurance detective Joe Peters becomes corrupt after falling in love with sensual gold-digger model Diane.

Director: Harold Daniels
Stars: Charles McGraw, Joan Dixon, Lowell Gilmore
Certificate: Passed Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

After socialite Lynn Llewwllen receives an anonymous threat, he is poisoned at his uncle's casino, and although he recovers, his wife is murdered by the same killer.

Director: Edwin L. Marin
Stars: Paul Lukas, Alison Skipworth, Donald Cook
Hell's Heroes (1929)
Certificate: Passed Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

When four men rob a bank, one is killed and the other three escape into the desert where they lose their horses in a storm. Finding a woman who gives birth, they are made godfathers only to... See full summary »

Director: William Wyler
Stars: Charles Bickford, Raymond Hatton, Fred Kohler
Arsène Lupin (1932)
Crime | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A detective is tasked to capture an elusive thief called Arsene Lupin.

Director: Jack Conway
Stars: John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Karen Morley
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Marian moves to New York to make it big in the chorus and becomes involved in a love triangle.

Director: Thornton Freeland
Stars: Loretta Young, George Brent, Una Merkel


Complete credited cast:
Lee Tracy ... Eddie Haines
Diana Gibson ... Mary Bradley
Phillip Huston Phillip Huston ... Alan Bennett (as Philip Huston)
Paul Guilfoyle ... Art Martin
Donald Meek ... Potter
Tom Kennedy ... Tiny
Frank M. Thomas ... Naylor
Doodles Weaver ... Duggan
Arthur Thalasso Arthur Thalasso ... Bartender Johnny (as Art Thalasso)
Ralph Robertson Ralph Robertson ... Radio Announcer
Edith Craig Edith Craig ... Bennett's Secretary


Eddie Haines is a radio reporter with Station KBC. He is always getting the scoop, which infuriates those at the New York Star, which happens to employ his ex-girlfriend Mary Bradley. But when Mary is kidnapped while thinking she is getting a scoop on a big story, Eddie and Mary, (ie. the print media and the radio media), must work together to rescue her. Written by crickruslily

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


A MILLION IN GOLD STOLEN! A BRAVE GIRL AT BAY...and the bombshell broadcaster on the spot in the biggest story of his flaming career! See more »


Passed | See all certifications »






Release Date:

14 May 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tomorrow's Headlines See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


The United States Bullion Depository, as it is officially named, at Fort Knox, Kentucky, was brand new at the time of this film, having been completed in December, 1936, with the first gold shipments occurring from January to July, 1937. It was made necessary due to President Roosevelt's executive order in 1933 that made it illegal for U.S. citizens to own gold coins, bullion or gold certificates. All of that gold had to be turned into the federal government, increasing its stockpile from $4B to $12B in the span of four years. This order was not repealed until 1974. See more »


On the radio, the announcer states it's the 62nd Kentucky Derby, which took place on May 2, 1936. However, Fort Knox did not start taking gold shipments until January, 1937. See more »


Midnight In Manhattan
Music by Max Steiner
Lyrics by Jack Scholl
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A surprisingly exciting programmer
21 January 2015 | by jimjo1216See all my reviews

For an hour-long B-movie, BEHIND THE HEADLINES (1937) has a lot going for it. Reporter Lee Tracy, wired for radio transmission, brings news right into people's living rooms, without the necessary delay of printed newspapers. He's always on the front lines, broadcasting live from the scene. His up-close reporting from inside a burning building not only thrills the public, but saves several lives as well. Diana Gibson, Tracy's ex-flame, and the other newspaper reporters are tired of being scooped by the man with the microphone.

The radio reporting is an interesting angle for a reporter vs. reporter flick, and adds excitement to the plot, which involves a gold bullion heist. Tracy is in top form as the cocky newshound who knows all the angles. Gibson is feisty and very pretty as his competition, calling to mind perhaps Eleanor Parker by way of Binnie Barnes. Tom Kennedy, the lovable Gahagan in the "Torchy Blane" series, plays Tracy's lovable sidekick Tiny. The movie's got thrills and chills, crosses and double-crosses, a fire rescue, an armored car robbery, a blimp, a kidnapping, a fried chicken stand in Kentucky, and the rare opportunity to see amiable character actor Donald Meek play a villain. All this with the historical backdrop of the establishment of the U.S. Bullion Depository at Fort Knox.

Not your usual second feature.

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed