Scandal Sheet is a 1931 American crime film directed by John Cromwell and written by Oliver H.P. Garrett, Vincent Lawrence and Max Marcin. The film stars George Bancroft, Kay Francis, Clive...
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Scandal Sheet is a 1931 American crime film directed by John Cromwell and written by Oliver H.P. Garrett, Vincent Lawrence and Max Marcin. The film stars George Bancroft, Kay Francis, Clive Brook, Regis Toomey, Lucien Littlefield, Gilbert Emery and Harry Beresford. The film was released on January 31, 1931, by Paramount Pictures.
One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »
George Bancroft is the ruthless editor of a scandal oriented newspaper. He's oblivious to his lovely, "loving" wife's afternoon and evening sessions with a pickled puss lover (Kay Francis and Clive Brook). Kay asks Clive for 24 Hours (!) (they co-starred in a movie with that title in '31) to decide whether or not to run off to Europe with him. In a key scene one sees the revulsion for Bancroft's work ethic -- it has left her cold and unloving. Brook himself becomes a victim of Bancroft's paper and not to spoil the ending, I'll leave it there. It's an absorbing and well-performed drama. Francis registers well here, although the ending leaves us wondering whatever happened to her.
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