Headline (1943)

Genres - Crime, Drama, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film, Melodrama  |   Run Time - 75 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |  
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Headline serves as a vehicle for handsome David Farrar, who in 1943 was Britain's fastest-rising leading man. Farrar is cast as Broogle, a crime reporter who'll do anything-ANYTHING-for a story. When the wife of the publisher disappears after witnessing a murder, Broogle ignores Scotland Yard's warnings to "lay off" and endeavors to solve the mystery himself. The film's best performance is rendered by BBC radio favorite Richard Goolden, cast as a self-styled "psychological" detective. While genuine journalists howled at the innacuracies in Headline, audiences ate it up.

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boss [employer], criminal, detective, editor, investigation, investigator, journalism, killing, missing, missing-person, murder, newspaper, reporter, wife, witness