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Back Page (1934)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | June 1934 (USA)
Peggy Shannon plays a young female reporter who is fired from a big city newspaper, then decides to take over a troubled small town newspaper. She encounters difficulties with small town ... See full summary »

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Anton Lorenze

Writers:

Harry Chandlee (story) (as Harry E. Chandlee), Douglas W. Churchill (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Peggy Shannon ... Jerry Hampton
Russell Hopton ... Brice Regal
Claude Gillingwater ... Sam Webster
Edwin Maxwell ... Martin Regal
Sterling Holloway ... Bill Giddings
Rockliffe Fellowes ... John Levings
Richard Tucker ... John H. Smith
Bryant Washburn ... Barman
David Callis David Callis ... Nathan Young
Sidney Bracey ... Edgar Ashe
Ottola Nesmith ... Gertrude Mellon
Harvey Clark Harvey Clark ... Luke Collins
Maude Truax Maude Truax ... Mrs. Emma Blake
Hayden Stevenson ... Barrows
Otto Hoffman ... Lawyer
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Peggy Shannon plays a young female reporter who is fired from a big city newspaper, then decides to take over a troubled small town newspaper. She encounters difficulties with small town politics, getting advertisers to help keep the paper afloat, and issues with 1930's feminism in the resistance she receives from the town's residents to her attempts to run the newspaper. An insightful story of a woman's determination to succeed in an era long before the women's rights movement. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1934 (USA) See more »

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Pyramid Productions See more »
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Mono (International Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Included as a bonus feature on the Kino Lorber restoration DVD of Deluge (1933). See more »

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A Hidden Gem?
16 October 2017 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

A young female reporter is fired from a big city newspaper, then decides to take over a troubled small town newspaper. She encounters difficulties with small town politics, getting advertisers to help keep the paper afloat, and issues with 1930s feminism in the resistance she receives from the town's residents to her attempts to run the newspaper.

This film is amazing and not very well known. Why not? Peggy Shannon is like a Rosalind Roussell on a budget. And Sterling Holloway is here, in all his glory... is this an openly gay character? If not, it is about the closest we probably see in this era.

A great story through and through, and well worth a peak if you can find a copy. It is available as a bonus feature of "Deluge", though frankly it is much better than the main film!


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