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L. C. ANDERSON HIGH SCHOOL TRIBUTE 32: 1954 YELLOWJACKETS YEARBOOK: ACTIVITIES & "DEADLINE USA"

MY SELECTION NO. 32 FOR "THE BEST MOVIES OF THE FORTIES AND FIFTIES"
IS "DEADLINE USA" STARRING "HUMPHREY BOGART"!!


Deadline – U.S.A. is a 1952 film noir crime film starring Humphrey Bogart, Ethel Barrymore and Kim Hunter, written and directed by Richard Brooks.

It is the story of a crusading newspaper editor who exposes a gangster's crimes while also trying to keep the paper from going out of business.

The newspaper used as background on the film, called The Day, is loosely based upon the old New York Sun, which closed in 1950. The original Sun newspaper was edited by Benjamin Day, making the 1952 film's newspaper name (not to be confused with the real-life New London, Connecticut newspaper of the same name) a play on words. Tough as Nails, a biography of Brooks authored by Douglass K. Daniel, cites the 1931 death of the New York World newspaper as the basis for the film, including the decision by the sons of Joseph Pulitzer to sell the paper rather than run it themselves.For years, the film had largely been forgotten (although it had occasionally been shown on Fox Movie Network and TCM), until its DVD and Blu-ray debut in 2016. (In the audio commentary, film historian Eddie Muller rates this film as one of the very best films ever made about the inner workings of a major newspaper.) Plot-Ed Hutcheson is the crusading managing editor of a large metropolitan newspaper called The Day. He is steadfastly loyal to publisher Margaret Garrison, the widow of the paper's founder, but Mrs. Garrison is on the verge of selling the newspaper to interests who plan to permanently cease its operation. Hutcheson has other concerns, including that his estranged wife Nora is about to remarry. He also puts his reporters to work on the murder of a young woman and the involvement of racketeer Tomas Rienzi, which could turn out to be a circulation builder that keeps the paper in business or else the last big story it ever covers.

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