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Bannerline (1951)

A cub reporter finagled a fake front page showing a dying professor plan for civic reform.

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Don Weis
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Complete credited cast:
Keefe Brasselle ... Mike Perrivale
Sally Forrest ... Richie Loomis
Lionel Barrymore ... Hugo Trimble
Lewis Stone ... Josh
J. Carrol Naish ... Frankie Scarbine
Larry Keating ... Stambaugh
Spring Byington ... Mrs. Loomis
Warner Anderson ... Roy
Elisabeth Risdon ... Mrs. Margaret Trimble
Michael Ansara ... Floyd
John Morgan John Morgan ... Al
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A cub reporter finagled a fake front page showing a dying professor plan for civic reform.

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M-G-M's Exciting New Sweethearts in a Roaring Romance!

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 1951 (USA) See more »

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Bendito Escândalo See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Directorial debut of Don Weis. See more »

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Josh: [to Mike] Why don'tcha go and see your girl? Let her tell ya how wonderful you are. That's what girls are for... partly.
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References Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939) See more »

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Well-acted tale about civic corruption
16 November 2005 | by tbabiar1See all my reviews

Prolific director Don Weis' directorial debut, stars Keefe Brasselle as newspaper reporter Mike Perrivale, who devises a promotional stunt to further his career. Upon learning that cantankerous old history teacher Hugo Trimble (Lionel Barrymore, in one of his final performances) is dying, Mike writes up a glowing tribute, crediting various accomplishments (mostly fabricated) to Mr.Trimble. The well-meaning deed goes awry when crime boss Frankie Scarbine (J. Carroll Naish), angered that some of the civic reforms credited to Trimble may interfere with his own nefarious operations, threatens to make trouble for Mike. Fine performances from Brasselle, Barrymore, Sally Forrest as Mike's love interest, and veteran actor Lewis Stone as Josh.


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