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Big News
     

Big News

Director: Gregory La Cava

Cast: Robert Armstrong, Carole Lombard, Sam Hardy

 
A primitive early talkie from Pathé, this crime drama starred relative newcomers Robert Armstrong and Carole Lombard, the latter still spelling her first name Carol. They play husband and wife, she threatening divorce unless he devotes more of his time to their marriage. In reality, Armstrong is an undercover detective busy investigating a dope ring lead by Reno (Sam

Overview

A primitive early talkie from Pathé, this crime drama starred relative newcomers Robert Armstrong and Carole Lombard, the latter still spelling her first name Carol. They play husband and wife, she threatening divorce unless he devotes more of his time to their marriage. In reality, Armstrong is an undercover detective busy investigating a dope ring lead by Reno (Sam Hardy), a crook with friends in high places. When Armstrong gets too close to the truth, Reno has him framed in the murder of corrupt newspaper publisher Addison (Charles Sellon). A Dictaphone recording Addison was making when he was murdered ultimately exonerates Banks, who can now return to his forgiving wife. Both Robert Armstrong and Carole Lombard would see their careers soar in the 1930s, he as the nominal star of King Kong (1933), she as one of Hollywood's best light comediennes. In fact, director Gregory La Cava and Lombard would collaborate again on My Man Godfrey (1936), one of the era's best screwball comedies and a far cry from the pedestrian Big News.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/28/2009
UPC:
0089218579690
Original Release:
1929
Source:
Alpha Video
Presentation:
[B&W]
Time:
1:06:00
Sales rank:
64,045

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Donald Smith Steve Banks
Carole Lombard Margaret Banks
Sam Hardy Joe Reno
Tom Kennedy Sgt. Ryan
Louis Payne Hensel
Charles Sellon Addison
Rychard Cramer Hood
Wade Boteler O'Neil
Cupid Ainsworth Vera Wilson
Gertrude Sutton Helen
James Donlan Deke
Vernon Steele Reporter
Colin Chase Actor
Robert Dudley Actor
Lew Ayres Copy Boy
Herbert Clark Pells
Warner P. Richmond Phelps
George "Gabby" Hayes Reporter
Clarence H. Wilson Coroner

Technical Credits
Gregory La Cava Director
Ralph Block Producer
Norbert F. Brodin Cinematographer
George Brooks Original Story
Walter de Leon Screenwriter
Doane Harrison Editor
Edward C. Jewell Art Director
Jack Jungmeyer Screenwriter
Arthur C. Miller Cinematographer
Frank Reicher Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Big News
2. Chapter 1 [11:01]
3. Chapter 2 [11:04]
4. Chapter 3 [10:13]
5. Chapter 4 [11:49]
6. Chapter 5 [10:49]
7. Chapter 6 [9:51]

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