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This was one of two dozen Walter Wanger/Harry Sherman/Cinema Guild productions, originally released by United Artists, re-released theatrically in the 1940s by Masterpiece Productions, and ultimately sold by them for U.S. television syndication in 1950. The telecast of this title in New York City on Saturday, April 8, 1950 on WCBS (Channel 2) launched the series in New York City, and its widespread popularity spread quickly across the country. It first aired in Albuquerque on Tuesday, April 11, 1950 on KOB (Channel 4), in Philadelphia on Sunday, April 23, 1950 on WFIL (Channel 6), in Phoenix on Thursday, May 18, 1950 on KPHO (Channel 5), in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 18, 1950 on KTLA (Channel 5), in Cincinnati on Saturday, July 15, 1950 on WKRC (Channel 11), in Detroit on Sunday, July 30, 1950 on WXYZ (Channel 7), in Chicago on Sunday, August 13, 1950 on WENR (Channel 7), in Boston on Sunday, November 19, 1950 on WNAC (Channel 7), and in San Francisco on Saturday, December 9, 1950 on KGO (Channel 7).
Captain John Mark:
Mr. Haverstock, I want a talk with you.
John Jones: Yes sir?
Captain John Mark: I just found out you're a newspaperman.
John Jones: I guess that's right.
Captain John Mark: Oh, it is, eh? Why didn't you tell me that when I questioned you? You lied to me, sir!
John Jones: My dear captain, when you've been shot down in a ...
When Johnny and Carol step down from the taxi in front of her house, he takes the suitcase with her left hand and changes it to the right one, to direct her with the left hand. After the taxi leaves, he is holding the suitcase in his left hand.
Opening credits prologue: To those intrepid ones who went across the seas to be the eyes and ears of America... To those forthright ones who early saw the clouds of war while many of us at home were seeing rainbows... To those clear-headed ones who now stand like recording angels among the dead and dying... To the Foreign Correspondents - this motion picture is dedicated.
Due to its political theme, no German distributor was willing to show the film until 1960. Then, after the huge success of Psycho (1960), Constantin Film released the film with a running time of ca. 98 Minutes; approximately 22 minutes were cut, mainly Nazi-sequences. ZDF (Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen) showed the film in 1995 for the first time ever in Germany in a newly-dubbed uncut version.
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