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The Final Edition (1932)

A tough, female reporter tries to get a story on the head of a crime syndicate and when the new police commissioner is murdered, she tries to get the evidence she needs for her story by getting in with the mobsters right-hand man.

Director:

Howard Higgin

Writers:

Roy Chanslor (story), Dorothy Howell (adaptation)
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Cast overview:
Pat O'Brien ... Sam 'Brad' Bradshaw
Mae Clarke ... Ann Woodman
Morgan Wallace ... Neil Selby
Bradley Page ... Sid Malvern
Mary Doran ... Patsy King
James Donlan James Donlan ... Freddie
Phil Tead ... Dan Cameron - Reporter
Robert Emmett O'Connor ... Police Lieutenant Daniels
Bertha Mann Bertha Mann ... Jane Conroy
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A tough, female reporter tries to get a story on the head of a crime syndicate and when the new police commissioner is murdered, she tries to get the evidence she needs for her story by getting in with the mobsters right-hand man.

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Determination See more »

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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Mae Clarke as a rookie reporter who has to prove her worth...
10 July 2009 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

MAE CLARK has to prove her ability as a reporter in this flashy crime melodrama co-starring PAT O'BRIEN. O'Brien hams it up in true '30s acting style, firing off his lines at everybody in sight with the quick trigger mechanism of a machine gun firing bullets.

The story is a swift moving one of a reporter who gets herself into deep trouble attempting to get the goods on a bunch of gangsters. She's a quick thinker whenever she needs to convince the bad guy that she's just a single woman looking for romance. It's her near escape from danger and her clever ideas that move the story forward, while O'Brien is usually the guy at the other end of the phone barking orders to everyone.

Typical newspaper story with a little romance thrown in. Nothing special, but if you enjoy watching Pat O'Brien ham it up, this is one of his zaniest.


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