A Dispatch from Reuters (1940)

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Starting with a small flock of carrier pigeons, nineteenth-century entrepreneur Julius Reuter turns his small company into Europe's most respected news wire service.


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  • Edward G. Robinson and Edna Best in A Dispatch from Reuters (1940)
  • Edward G. Robinson and Eddie Albert in A Dispatch from Reuters (1940)
  • Edward G. Robinson in A Dispatch from Reuters (1940)
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15 July 2009 | stevenfallonnyc
5
| Not too bad but not that great
"A Dispatch From Reuter's" pretty much has one great thing going for it, and that is Edward G. Robinson of course as Julius Reuter. Otherwise, this is semi-standard old-movie fare that can be quite dull most of the time.

Reuter of course was a news pioneer, but not every successful story always makes for a good movie. Seeing guys in the 1930s and 1940s play people in the 1800s is always kind of funny. (Especially when they do the "harumph" thing when they get angry.) There's a lot of talk concerning pigeons that the viewer will get tired of pretty quickly. The characters aren't engaging and the plot is, well, boring and thin. It's a ten-minute movie stretched out to 90 minutes.

Unless you are a fan of Edward G. Robinson really, which I am, this is definitely one you can certainly live without seeing.

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