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Monday, August 17, 2020


An excellent film noir starring Humphrey Bogart.

Bogart stars as Ed Hutchinson, the editor of a big city newspaper called "The Day". During a typical morning everyone finds that the owners of the paper are selling to a rival strictly for profit.

Hutchinson is upset by this but gets even more upset when one of his reporters is beaten up by thugs working for a top gangster named Rienzi (Martin Gable).

This sets off a race against time as Ed and his crew decide to expose Rienzi as a top racketeer before the paper folds. Slowly but surly they make headway despite Rienzi and his men trying to stop the paper.

This is a perfect example of what movie making should be. There are multiplse stories going on and the viewer never loses track of any of them. Director Richard Brooks handles everything very well.

The cast is top notch and includes many names such as Kim Hunter, Ed Begley, Ethel Barrymore, Jim Backus, Warren Stevens, Paul Stewart, Paul Dubov and many more.

If you're a film noir fan this is for you. Kino turned out a beautiful Blu-ray and it looks fantastic. It has been available for a while and I just got my disc in and enjoyed it as much as the first time I saw the film many years ago. The movie harkens back to a time when you could really believe what you read in a newspaper.

It's one of the best of it's kind so check it out.

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