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The initial entry in the Pine-Thomas series based on the "Big Town" radio series finds Steve Wilson (Philip Reed) as a newly-hired managing editor brought on board to liven up "The Illustrated Press" newspaper. He runs into problems with two of the paper's star reporters, Lorelei Kilbourne (Hillary Brooke) and Pete Ryan (Robert Lowery), when his aggressive demands that they employ a yellow journalism type of reporting to build circulation, and they both resign to work for another newspaper. Wilson begins to realize that while his type of journalism does build circulation, it has also brought ruin and disgrace to some innocent victims. Lorelei and Pete are brought back by Wilson with his promise that "The Illustrated Press" will become a crusader against evil.
Cast & Crew
|MPAA Ratings:||Premiere Info:||not available|
|Release Date:||1947||Production Date:||
Comm--Jan 96-Sinister Cinema; AFI
|Color/B&W:||Black and White||Distributions Co:||Paramount Pictures, Inc.|
|Sound:||Mono (Western Electric Sound System)||Production Co:||Pine-Thomas Productions|