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Behind the News(1940)

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Brief Synopsis

It's school graduate, Jeff Flavin's, first day on the job as a cub reporter for the Enquirer. Boss, Archer, places Jeff with Stu Woodrow a lazying reporter. Stu detests cubs, treating Jeff badly. Jeff saves a drunken Stu's job by covering the convicted racketeer, Houseman's escape from prison. Jeff goes to Houseman's sister for a scoop he witnesses the murder of Houseman and an innocent young child. Stu grateful to Jeff thinks Jeff is to decent to be a reporter, sends Jeff on a fake story. Resulting in Jeff being demoted by an angry Archer. On his own, Jeff goes to the court house to see the trail of Marques, accused of Houseman's murder. Jeff, who speaks Spanish, hears the translater, Olmeda falsely state that Marques confesses to the killing. Jeff tells Archer that he has a story. The problem is that nobody believes him due to the fake story.

Cast & Crew

Joseph Santley Director
Lloyd Nolan Stuart Woodrow
Doris Davenport Barbara Shaw
Frank Albertson Jeff Flavin
Robert Armstrong Vic Archer
Paul Harvey Hardin S. Kelly
Charles Halton Neil Saunders
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  not available
Release Date:  1940 Production Date:  none available
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Republic Pictures Corp.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Republic Pictures Corp.
Duration(mins):  75 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  6,607    
Duration(reels):  8    

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