Hold the Press (1933)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film  |   Run Time - 65 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Hopscotching between westerns and modern-dress actioners in 1933, Tim McCoy once more finds himself at large in the Big City in Hold The Press. The bane of the police department, crime reporter McCoy insists upon conducting his own investigation when a baffling murder occurs. At one point, he is knocked out while snooping where he doesn't belong; at another, he feigns drunkenness (even unto smearing his lips with booze) to throw the bad guys off the track. It goes without saying that not only does our hero gather enough evidence to convict the villains, but also wins the heroine (Shirley Grey). Real-life journalists tended to treat films like Hold The Press derisively, though one suspects they secretly enjoyed them.

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investigation, journalism, killing, murder, press, reporter