NOIR CITY 7: DEADLINE-U.S.A. / SCANDAL SHEET
(1952, 20th Century-Fox, 87 min., scr.-dir. Richard Brooks)
NOIR CITY kicks off with one of the most exciting and elegiac movies ever made about the fourth estate. Humphrey Bogart is Ed Hutcheson, veteran editor of the New York Day, which is about to be sold to its main competitor. With only hours left before the presses stop, "Hutch" decides to go out in a blaze of glory, taking down the city's biggest racketeer. An eerily prescient eulogy for "old school" journalism. NOT ON DVD!
(1952, Columbia, 82 min., dir. Phil Karlson)
A terrific tabloid thriller based on Samuel Fuller's smashmouth novel The Dark Page. Broderick Crawford stars as managing editor of a scandal-mongering tabloid who murders his ex-wife, covers it up, and then -- unable to resist the allure of a juicy circulation booster -- assigns his young star reporter (John Derek) to track down the culprit. NOT ON DVD!
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