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A young girl struggles to make a success out of her father's failing business.
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 3 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: February 22, 2011
  • Originally Released: 1932
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

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Out all night on a drinking binge, reporter Andy Bryant misses a huge breaking story and is fired from the New York Tabloid. He wakes up in Los Angeles broke and jobless and heads over to the Daily Dispatch, to beg for a job. Publisher Doris Corbin is on the verge of reluctantly selling the Dispatch to cold-blooded John Ward, owner of the rival Herald. Andy is smitten with Doris, and convinces her to resist Ward's pressure to sell the paper. She hires him as her new city editor, and the two launch an all-out newspaper war, as they crusade to turn the upstart Dispatch into the city's top daily.

Beautiful Lila Lee stars in this long-lost motion picture from Tower Productions. Groomed by Paramount to replace their recalcitrant star, Gloria Swanson, Lee rose to prominence in films such as Blood And Sand (1922), Love, Live And Laugh (1929) and The Unholy Three (1930). Her son, actor/writer James Kirkwood, gained fame for writing one of Broadway's most successful musicals, A Chorus Line.

Product Description:

As directed by Norman Houston, this newsroom-themed melodrama from 1932 stars Walter Byron as an alcoholic reporter who falls desperately in love with an heiress. He then teams up with her to prevent her father's struggling newspaper from collapsing.


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Lila Lee Stars as a New Woman Movie Lover: from BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND AU -- May, 20, 2014

Lila Lee may have been the star and she may
have had an unusual role - that of a young
woman who runs a newspaper but apart from
an initial scene in which hard nosed Tully
Marshall as a rival newspaper owner tries to
buy her out, she tends to fade a bit into the
The film really belongs to Walter Byron as a
hard drinking reporter who knows his business
and with not much help from Lee endeavours
to put the ailing paper back on it's feet. It also
tries to show the detrimental effect drinking
can have on a hard working reporter but as
with a lot of these fly-by-night studios the
message is lost in the so-so story. Mary
Doran has a much showier role as Marshall's
irresponsible daughter.
Look for Mary Kornman, "Our Gang" sweetheart
of the twenties as an upset society girl.

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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 54,183
  • UPC: 089218649997
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