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Behind the News

Original title
Behind the News
Running time
75 min.
United States United States
Isabel Dawn, Boyce DeGaw, Allen Rivkin, Dore Schary
Mort Glickman
Jack A. Marta (B&W)
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Republic Pictures
Drama | Journalism
Synopsis / Plot
City Editor Vic Archer assigns student reporter Jeff Flavin to veteran newsman Stuart Woodrow, primarily to get on Woodrow's nerves. Jeff has long admired Woodrow, but is saddened to see the cynical and unprofessional state to which Woodrow has declined. Woodrow, for his part, tries to cure Jeff of his idealism and cause him to leave the newspaper business. Jeff, though, sticks to his guns and saves Woodrow's reputation by filing a big scoop under Woodrow's name after Woodrow had missed it. When a special skill of Jeff's enables him to learn the truth about a sensational murder case, Jeff tries to bring Woodrow into the investigation, in hopes not only of solving the murder but of rescuing Woodrow's ideals and career.
1940: Nominated for Oscar: Best Sound
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