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Deadline - U.S.A. (1952)

Passed | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 8 August 1952 (Sweden)
With his newspaper about to be sold, crusading editor Ed Hutcheson tries to complete an exposé on gangster Rienzi.

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Richard Brooks

Writer:

Richard Brooks
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Humphrey Bogart ... Ed Hutcheson
Ethel Barrymore ... Margaret Garrison
Kim Hunter ... Nora Hutcheson
Ed Begley ... Frank Allen
Warren Stevens ... George Burrows
Paul Stewart ... Harry Thompson
Martin Gabel ... Tomas Rienzi
Joe De Santis ... Herman Schmidt
Joyce Mackenzie ... Katherine Garrison Geary
Audrey Christie ... Mrs. Willebrandt
Fay Baker ... Alice Garrison Courtney
Jim Backus ... Jim Cleary
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Storyline

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 Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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20th Century-Fox savagely turns the spotlight of truth on revenge killings that shocked a nation !

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Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 August 1952 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

The Night the World Folded See more »

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Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In order to get the feel of what it would be like to work for real newspaper, Bogart hung out at the city room of the New York Daily News. See more »

Goofs

Bogart dictating headline calls for ten point type which would be about one-seventh of an inch high. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Ed Hutcheson: That's the press, baby. The press! And there's nothing you can do about it. Nothing!
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Connections

Featured in The Only Game in Town (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Mood Indigo
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Music by Duke Ellington and Barney Bigard
Played on radio at Herman Schmidt's apartment
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"That's the Press Baby...and There is Nothing You can Do About It"
10 August 2012 | by LeonLouisRicciSee all my reviews

Timeless Story of Journalism and its Role in our Daily Lives and the implications and Necessity of a Free Press. This Film actually addresses some of the Reasons that Tabloids, because of the Aforementioned, are a viable and Necessary part of Our Culture.

But of course the Emphasis here is on the need for Balance and the Fate of Our Society if we allow the Lowest Common Denominator to determine or blot out the Truly Unbiased, or Objective Reporting of Events as much as Possible.

The Uninformed Populace cannot make Wise Decisions. That Foundation is our Forefathers First Amendment Intent.

This Film is Realistic in its Setting and the Professionals who Populate the Newspaper. You can almost Smell the Pulp and Feel the Ink Stain Your Consciousness. One of the Best of the Newspaper Movies that has Dated very Little despite Our Modern Platforms and Delivery System Incarnations within the Mass Media.


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