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Big Town(1947)

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Brief Synopsis

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

Philip Reed Steve Wilson
Hillary Brooke Lorelei Kilbourne
Robert Lowery Pete Ryan
Veda Ann Borg Vivian Leroy
Byron [S.] Barr Vance Crane
Charles Arnt Mr. [Amos] Peabody
Nana Bryant Mrs. Crane
Frank Fenton Lew Fletcher
Roy Gordon Mr. Post
Eddie Parks Gerald Meeker
Nella Walker Mrs. Johannsen
Thomas Jackson Chief of Police Berkeley
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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
Duration(mins):  59-60 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  5,386    
Duration(reels):  6    

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