Is My Face Red?
Warner Archive Collection (series)
If it's scandalous, sensational and hush-hush, New York columnist William Poster is the guy who lurks inside the speakeasies or slips beyond the backstage doors to find it.
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 5 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: June 21, 2012
- Originally Released: 1932
- Label: Warner Archives
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.37
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Helen Twelvetrees, Ricardo Cortez, Jill Esmond, Robert Armstrong & Arline Judge|
|Performer:||Jill Esmond, Robert Armstrong, Arline Judge, Zasu Pitts, Clarence Muse, Fletcher Norton & Sidney Toler|
|Directed by||William A. Seiter|
|Music by||Max Steiner|
|Screenwriting by||Bartlett Cormack, Ben Markson & Casey Robinson|
|Screenplay by||Ben Markson & Casey Robinson|
|Composition by||Max Steiner|
|Cinematography by||Leo Tover|
|Art Direction by||Carroll Clark|
|Story by||Ben Markson & Allen Rivkin|
|Produced by||Harry Joe Brown|
|Director of Photography:||Leo Tover|
|Executive Production by||David O. Selznick|
Description by OLDIES.com:
After New York columnist William Poster breaks a story about an infamous politico's murder, the next time Poster's name appears in print may be in the obituaries. Ricardo Cortez portrays Poster in a snappy pre-Code tale that's one of many films supervised by David O. Selznick at RKO in the early 1930s.
Ricardo Cortez plays a newspaper gossip columnist based on real-life journalist Walter Winchell (the film's title was in fact a Winchell catchphrase). Merrily dishing up innuendoes and destroying reputations, Cortez enjoys hobnobbing with the rich and powerful, including several disreputable citizens who back up their authority with bullets. He makes the error of announcing a gangland murder before the police have found the body, and in so doing is nearly rubbed out by the killers. An unregenerate louse for most of the film, Cortez finally mends his ways out of love for beautiful Helen Twelvetrees. IS MY FACE RED' is based on a play by Ben Markson and Allen Rivkin.
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