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Break the News

Original title
Break the News
Year
Running time
78 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
René Clair, Geoffrey Kerr (Novel: Loïc Le Gouriadec)
Music
Theo Mackeben
Cinematography
Philip Tannura
Cast
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Producer
Jack Buchanan Productions / Trio Productions
Genre
Comedy. Musical
Synopsis / Plot
Two small-time song-and-dance men come up with what they believe is a surefire publicity stunt, guaranteed to keep their names in the public eye--one of them will "disappear" in what looks like a murder, and the other will be convicted of the crime. Then the "dead man" will suddenly show up at his partner's murder trial. Unfortunately, things don't quite go as planned. For one thing, no one seems to much care that the "dead man" is missing, and for another thing he's mistaken for the leader of a Balkan revolutionary group and is kidnapped by the other side.
Awards
1938: Venice Film Festival: Special Recommendation (For its story)
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