Personal Secretary (1938)

Genres - Crime, Drama, Romance  |   Run Time - 61 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The rivalry between two columnists provides the basis of this drama. The most powerful of the two (patterned after columnist Walter Winchell) is notorious for presenting the most sensational murder trial suspects on his radio broadcasts and in his print columns; the arrogant fellow never hesitates to proclaim the guilt or innocence of the defendants. The other journalist is almost an unknown, and is quietly looking for ways to undermine his credibility. To see if she can dredge up some dirt on him, she begins working as his personal secretary. Together they begin investigating a case involving a socialite accused of killing her adulterous husband. The secretary/journalist lays her other scheme to rest when she and the columnist falling in love and marry. It is their dog that provides the key clue that finds the socialite innocent.

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killing, false-accusation, investigation, journalism, murder, reporter, rival, personal, secretary