Five Star Final

N.p. N.p., Circa 1931. Vintage oversize reference photograph from the 1931 pre-Code film, showing actor Edward G. Robinson surrounded by newsroom staff.

From the archive of film historian and author Joel Finler.

Based on the 1930 play by Louis Weitzenkorn. The beleaguered managing editor of a flagging tabloid newspaper attempts to resurrect the publication's readership by reinvestigating a decades-old murder case. Newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst interpreted the film as a personal attack, pressuring theaters not to show the film and forcing film critics for his papers to review it negatively.

8 x 10 inches. Very Good, lightly toned overall, with a small bruise to the top left corner.

[Book #152329]