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Roar of The Press

A police reporter uncovers a series of murders believed to have been suicides.
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 9 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1941
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

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A falling corpse rudely interrupts the honeymoon plans of ace reporter Wally Williams and young country beauty, Alice. Not even a lovely bride awaiting him in the penthouse honeymoon suite can keep Wally from following a hot tip. His investigation soon leads him to a hotel room containing another corpse. Local hood, Sparrow McGraun, warns Wally that this is big stuff and involves the Guard America Movement, a mysterious foreign organization trying to undermine the government. Sparrow may be a crook, but his blood is red, white and blue. Wally tries to get home to his new bride, but the police interrupt the reunion - they want to know how Wally got his information. Unfortunately for Wally and Alice, the leader of the Guard America Movement, Louis Detmar, also wants to learn how Wally found out about them, and he isn't as nice as the cops.

Wise-cracking Wallace Ford, who stars as Wally Williams, provides welcome humor in Roar of the Press, as he had in The Mysterious Mr. Wong, The Mummy's Hand and many other roles. Ford appeared in over 120 films from the 1930s through the 1950s. Lovely Jean Parker, who stars as Alice, is best known for her role as Beth in the 1933 classic, Little Women. She passed way in 2005. - Gary and Susan Svehla, Midnight Marquee

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Newly married newspaper reporter Wally gets caught up in a suicide case while on his honeymoon, quickly realizing that the death was really a murder. His suspicions are soon confirmed, and Wally's wife Alice (Jean Parker) decides to help out on the case. But when the newlyweds are kidnapped by the suspects, Wally's gangster friends must come to the rescue.

Plot Keywords:

Murder | Murder Investigations | Murder Mysteries | Reporters | Serial Killers | Thriller

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Rating 3.5 Well done Movie Lover: from Middle Village, NY US -- May, 15, 2010

The plot is kind of familar but the cast is goodmin this movienthat lightly touches on German espionage plans. Since this came out before we entered the war, Germany isn't identified as the "enemy" but the accents sure aren't Chinese! Joan Parker makes a pretty leading lady and Wallace Ford is his usual likeable self.


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  • Sales Rank: 8,277
  • UPC: 089218497796
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