Behind the Headlines (1937)

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Eddie Haines is a radio reporter with Station KBC. He is always getting the scoop, which infuriates those at the New York Star, which happens to employ his ex-girlfriend Mary Bradley. But ... See full summary »


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  • Diana Gibson and Lee Tracy in Behind the Headlines (1937)
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  • Phillip Huston and Lee Tracy in Behind the Headlines (1937)
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21 January 2015 | jimjo1216
A surprisingly exciting programmer
For an hour-long B-movie, BEHIND THE HEADLINES (1937) has a lot going for it. Reporter Lee Tracy, wired for radio transmission, brings news right into people's living rooms, without the necessary delay of printed newspapers. He's always on the front lines, broadcasting live from the scene. His up-close reporting from inside a burning building not only thrills the public, but saves several lives as well. Diana Gibson, Tracy's ex-flame, and the other newspaper reporters are tired of being scooped by the man with the microphone.

The radio reporting is an interesting angle for a reporter vs. reporter flick, and adds excitement to the plot, which involves a gold bullion heist. Tracy is in top form as the cocky newshound who knows all the angles. Gibson is feisty and very pretty as his competition, calling to mind perhaps Eleanor Parker by way of Binnie Barnes. Tom Kennedy, the lovable Gahagan in the "Torchy Blane" series, plays Tracy's lovable sidekick Tiny. The movie's got thrills and chills, crosses and double-crosses, a fire rescue, an armored car robbery, a blimp, a kidnapping, a fried chicken stand in Kentucky, and the rare opportunity to see amiable character actor Donald Meek play a villain. All this with the historical backdrop of the establishment of the U.S. Bullion Depository at Fort Knox.

Not your usual second feature.

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Genres

Action | Adventure | Crime | Drama | Romance

Details

Release Date:

14 May 1937

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

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