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A Dispatch from Reuters (1940)

Approved | | Biography, Drama | 19 October 1940 (USA)
Starting with a small flock of carrier pigeons, nineteenth-century entrepreneur Julius Reuter turns his small company into Europe's most respected news wire service.

Director:

William Dieterle

Writers:

Milton Krims (screen play), Valentine Williams (from a story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Edward G. Robinson ... Baron Julius Reuter
Edna Best ... Ida Magnus
Eddie Albert ... Max Wagner
Albert Bassermann ... Franz Geller (as Albert Basserman)
Gene Lockhart ... Otto Bauer
Otto Kruger ... Dr. Magnus
Nigel Bruce ... Sir Randolph Persham
Montagu Love ... Delane
James Stephenson ... Carew
Walter Kingsford ... Napoleon III
David Bruce ... Bruce
Dickie Moore ... Reuter as a Boy
Billy Dawson Billy Dawson ... Max Wagner as a Boy
Richard Nichols ... Herbert - Age 5
Lumsden Hare ... Chairman
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Storyline

Starting with a small flock of carrier pigeons, nineteenth-century entrepreneur Julius Reuter turns his small company into Europe's most respected news wire service. Written by Jesse Garon <grifter@primenet.com>

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Biography | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Audacia See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film's earliest documented telecasts took place in Tucson Saturday 11 August 1956 on KDWI (Channel 9), in Los Angeles Wednesday 12 September 1956 on KNXT (Channel 2), in Indianapolis Saturday 11 September 1956 on WISH (Channel 8), in Boston Thursday 11 October 1956 on WBZ (Channel 4), in Albuquerque Sunday 21 October 1956 on KOAT (Channel 7), in Salt Lake City Thursday 15 November 1956 on KUTV (Channel 2), in Miami Friday 30 November 1956 on WTVJ (Channel 4), and in Bellingham WA Tuesday 18 December 1956 on KVOS (Channel 12). See more »

Goofs

The report of the Lincoln assassination is shown being placed on a boat in New York (to be dropped off in Ireland). Telegraph service was operating to St. John's, Newfoundland at the time, which is 1,000 miles closer to Ireland and was routinely used to put dispatches on and off ships in the manner shown in Ireland. See more »

Quotes

Sir Randolph Persham: You could always retire.
Julius Reuter: What - and stagnate into senility?
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Referenced in Arena: The Orson Welles Story - Part 1 (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

The Battle Cry of Freedom
(1862) (uncredited)
Written by George Frederick Root
In the score when news comes of Lincoln freeing the slaves
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Great Entertainment!
26 October 2000 | by fscrivaSee all my reviews

Another gem from Hollywood's golden age, "A Dispatch From Reuters", tells the fascinating true story of Julius Reuter (played by the marvelous Edward G. Robinson), founder of the famous news agency, and who started to transmit information using pigeons. Impeccable production, was a distinguished addition to Warner's series of biopics, with fine cast and a typically wonderful music score by the brilliant Max Steiner.


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