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  • Realism

    • Jack The Hat
    • 2/3/12

    Jack Web trys to add as much realism as is possible but in the case of this film he left one important thing out. I worked for the Philadelphia Inquirer for thirty one years and know that almost half the time spent putting out a newspaper is spent in a bar. More of my fellow employees died of alcoholism than any other cause. Yet, the closest the paper came to reconizing the problem was articles on drunking driving. It's a shame, I don't know why I am able to write this review since I myself drank heavily for tweny five years.

  • Jack Webb's Docudrama -30-

    • Bruce Reber
    • 1/31/12

    I saw -30- on TCM Sunday night 1/29/12, and it's a pretty good film starring Jack Webb (who also directed and produced it). It's a gritty and realistic look at the people involved in running a big city newpaper, and getting the news to the public. It also offers a glimpse into the personal lives of those people, and how their own experiences can sometimes color their view of the news. Looking at -30- today, in this 21st century with the internet, i-pods and 24-hour-a-day TV news channels, it seems a bit outdated, because in the 50's newpapers were still a major information source for many people. Television news was still in its infancy, and major (and minor) news events were still being seen in newsreels in movie theaters. Not until the first communications satellite Telstar was launched in 1962 would TV be the powerful media it is today. -30- has some familiar TV personalities, most obviously Jack Webb, who created and starred in the ground-breaking TV police series "Dragnet", which first aired in the 50's and then again in the late 60's. Webb went on to become a major TV producer, and also created the "Adam 12" and "Emergency" TV shows. These shows had a realistic feel to them, and foreshadowed the docudrama type shows that would later come to TV. Joe Flynn played Capt. Binghamton opposite Ernest Borgnine in "McHale's Navy", Whitney Blake co-starred with Shirley Booth in "Hazel", David Nelson was in "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" with his mom and dad and singing star brother Ricky, and William Conrad played a rotund private eye in "Cannon" in the 70's.

  • A Fine, Unique Film

    • Rick Mallardi
    • 7/25/09

    What a shame this movie is not on home video. I saw it so long ago (on tv in the 60's) that much of it has faded away. I do remember a soliloquy Mr. Web delivered on the virtues of the newspaper that would shame America for turning it's back on them. With so much redundancy in home video movies it's really tragic we are not given the chance to watch something so fine and unique. I doubt I'll ever see it on Turner Classic but maybe it will turn up in a film festival that features the more obscure titles that deserve viewing.

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    • Bob Johnson
    • 9/4/08

    I saw this movie once and was very moved by the dedication of a few employees of a newspaper to give out news and attempt to locate a little girl, trapped in a city drain, and trying to save her life. I was unable to record it at that time, and would sure like to see it again and record it. Bob Johnson

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