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The Headline Woman (1935)

Approved | | Action, Crime, Drama | 15 May 1935 (USA)
When the daughter of a newspaper publisher is falsely charged with murder, a reporter on her father's paper goes into hiding with her. At first hoping to get an exclusive story, the ... See full summary »

Director:

William Nigh

Writers:

Jack Natteford (story and screenplay), Claire Church (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Heather Angel ... Myrna Van Buren
Roger Pryor ... Bob Grayson
Jack La Rue ... Phil Zarias
Ford Sterling ... Hugo Meyer
Conway Tearle ... Police Commissioner Frank Desmond
Robert Gleckler ... Harry Chase
Franklin Pangborn ... Hamilton
Jack Mulhall ... Police Sgt. Blair
Morgan Wallace ... Clarkey
Russell Hopton ... Craig
Theodore von Eltz ... Johnny 'Full House' Corinti
Wade Boteler ... Police Lt. Flanagan
Ward Bond ... Johnson
Syd Saylor ... Murphy
George J. Lewis ... O'Shay (as George Lewis)
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When the daughter of a newspaper publisher is falsely charged with murder, a reporter on her father's paper goes into hiding with her. At first hoping to get an exclusive story, the reporter eventually finds himself falling in love and trying to find the real killer. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Woman in the Case See more »

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Mascot Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The earliest documented telecast of this film occurred Saturday 14 October 1944 on New York City's pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1). In Washington DC it first aired Sunday 25 January 1948 on WMAL (Channel 7), in Cincinnati Sunday 2 May 1948 on WLW-T (Channel 4), and in Lowell MA (serving the Boston Area) Saturday 16 October 1948 on WBZ (Channel 4). See more »

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From the "Reporter" sub-genre
17 June 2002 | by Eric Miller-2See all my reviews

In the 1930's, there were several mystery/suspense movies centered around brazen but morally correct newsmen. That a wisecracking reporter was so often a cinematic hero is reflective of the manifold changes undergone by the American media during the 20th century. History aside, "The Headline Woman" is one of the best of its kind.

The first part of the movie concerns a group of reporters who help promote a bumbling police officer to lieutenant detective to act as a leak after the commissioner attempts to ban police reports. The title character doesn't actually appear till midway through the film - during the nightclub sequence which serves as the highlight.

William Nigh's direction is more than competent, and the cast is great. Ford Sterling's reputation as Chief of the Keystone Kops makes his role especially ironic. 9/10.


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