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Bannerline (1951)

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

Director:

Don Weis
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Cast

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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newspaper | based on play | See All (2) »

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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 »

Also Known As:

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 »

Quotes

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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Connections

References Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939) See more »

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Failed MGM Message Movie
22 January 2014 | by LeonLouisRicciSee all my reviews

Warner Brothers was the Studio that seemed to Relish in "Message" Movies, MGM tried and Mostly Failed at its Attempts as it did with most of Their Film-Noirs.

At First seeing such Productions as Beneath Their Prestige, They, Late in the Game did give those Genres, although mostly relegated to the B-Unit, some Attention but it was Simply not Their Forte and it Showed.

This has got to be One of the most Overly Sentimental, Insipid, Soapy, and Sappy Newspaper, Crime, and Corruption Movies ever made. The Film Lacks any sort of Believable Resonance and the Lead Actor is so Bad its Cringe Inducing.

Lionel Barrymore, J. Carrol Naish, and Spring Byington can do nothing to Save this Awful Attempt to Explore Syndicated Crime Elements, the Overseeing Role of the Fourth Estate, and Apathetic Citizens.

A Complete Failure.


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