Deadline U.S.A.

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  • Run Time: 1 hours, 27 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: July 26, 2016
  • Originally Released: 1952
  • Label: KL Studios Classics
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Audio commentary by film historian Eddie Muller
    • Original theatrical trailer
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 7


User Ratings: 156
Rating: 3/4 -- Although it was made over a half-century ago, expect to find plenty of topicality in Deadline - U.S.A., a sturdy drama about life at a big-city newspaper. Full Review
Creative Loafing
Jul 30, 2016
The newspaper stuff is treated with amazing accuracy and the story crackles for most of the picture. Full Review
Associated Press
Jul 24, 2019
Windy, self-righteous newspaper film, written and directed by Richard Brooks in a fair reflection of the way journalists think about themselves when they've had a few too many. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Jul 24, 2019
Bogart gives a convincing performance all the way, from his constantly harassed deadline existence, his personal romantic stale-mate, and his guts in avenging the beating given his crime reporter. Full Review
Jul 24, 2019
Rating: 3.5/5 -- Bogart is terrific as the no-nonsense editor who infects his staff with idealism. Supporting actors Stewart, Stevens, and Begley are outstanding as believable newspaper heroes. Full Review
TV Guide
Feb 23, 2012
Rating: 6/10 -- Deadline-U.S.A. is set in a fantasy world, although the pleasantness of that fantasy (like most nostalgia about the 1950s) depends on whether or not you are a straight white man. Full Review
Jul 26, 2016
Really good newspaper pictures are few and far between. This one, while melodramatic, does all right by the trade. Full Review
New York Times
Jul 24, 2019

Product Description:

An abundance of subplots are expertly woven together by screenwriter/director Richard Brooks in DEADLINE - USA. Humphrey Bogart stars as crusading editor Ed Hutcheson, whose newspaper is on the verge of closing thanks to the machinations of the mercenary daughter (Audrey Christie) of Mrs. Garrison (Ethel Barrymore), the paper's owner. Though he and his staff will all be out of work within a few days, Hutcheson intends to go out with a bang, exposing the criminal activities of "untouchable" gang boss Rienzi (Martin Gabel). Despite numerous disappointments and setbacks, Hutcheson achieves a pyrrhic victory as the film draws to a close. Throughout the story, the many pressures brought to bear upon a big-city newspaper--political, commercial, etc.--are realistically detailed, as is the relationship between Hutcheson and his ex-wife Nora (Kim Hunter). The cast of DEADLINE USA is uniformly excellent, from featured players Warren Stevens, Jim Backus, Paul Stewart Fay Baker and Ed Begley to such unbilled performers as Tom Browne Henry, Raymond Greenleaf, Tom Powers, and Kasia Orzazewski (essentially reprising her unforgettable characterization in CALL NORTHSIDE 777).


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  • UPC: 738329206178
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