In the film, Pat O'Brien's character, Breezy, gives a bum $5 to get some groceries. In 2019, that would be equivalent in buying power, due to inflation, to $92. Bobby Jordan's character, Mickey, works at the paper as a photographer and makes $14 a week. That's equivalent in 2019 to $257 a week or $13K a year.
Thomas 'Breezy' Elliott:
You guessed it, Marmaduke!
A shadow of the boom microphone is visible on the wall by the entrance to the Evening Star building as the man from the drug store rushes in.
The title card and credits are all headlines and stories appearing in a newspaper.