Not for Publication (1927)

Run Time - 60 min.  |  
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Not for Publication was based on The Temple of the Giants, a story by Robert Wells Ritchie. Director Ralph Ince plays the leading role of political boss Big Bill Wellman, whose crooked operation is threatened by crusading newspaper editor Philip Hale (Rex Lease). In the course of his investigation, Hale discovers that Wellman's bark is far worse than his bite -- and besides, Big Bill has a pretty sister named Beryl (Jola Mendez). Inevitably, Big Bill pays for his crimes, but the audience is assured that he doesn't really disapprove of his sister's choice in men. More light-hearted than its source material, Not for Publication was a satisfying minor effort.



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