Headline Shooter

Headline Shooter

William Gargan
Director: Otto Brower Cast: William Gargan
William Gargan
, Frances Dee
Frances Dee
, Ralph Bellamy
Ralph Bellamy
Otto Brower

DVD (Full Frame)

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Headline Shooter is a brisk comedy/melodrama about a newsreel photographer (William Gargan). He prefers to risk his neck to get "swell" pictures, while his reporter girl friend (Frances Dee), though no less fearless, would prefer that he give up his dangerous profession. Ralph Bellamy (as always!) is around as Frances' "stable" boyfriend, who of course loses the girl. The story wraps up as Gargan rescues Dee from a band of kidnapping gangsters (though neither the girl nor her captors seem to regard the situation as life-threatening!) Padded out with yards and yards of stock newsreel footage, Headline Shooter is highlighted by the opening-scene appearance of humorist Robert Benchley, playing a radio announcer at a beauty contest who can't think of any descriptive phrase other than "feminine pulchritude."

Product Details

Release Date: 03/19/2019
UPC: 0883929675371
Original Release: 1933
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:01:00
Sales rank: 42,197

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
William Gargan Bill Allen
Frances Dee Jane Mallory
Ralph Bellamy Hal Caldwell
Jack LaRue Ricci
Gregory Ratoff Gottlieb
Wallace Ford Mike
Hobart Cavanaugh Happy
June Brewster Betty Kane
Robert Benchley Radio announcer
Betty Furness Miss Saunders
Dorothy Burgess Burnette's girl
Purnell Pratt City Editor
Henry B. Walthall Judge Beacon
Franklin Pangborn Crocker
William Hudson Ed
Mary MacLaren Murderess

Technical Credits
Otto Brower Director
Merian C. Cooper Executive Producer
Agnes Christine Johnston Screenwriter
Frederic Knudtson Editor
Arthur Kober Screenwriter
David Lewis Associate Producer
Nick Musuraca Cinematographer
Alan Rivkin Screenwriter
Max Steiner Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Headline Shooter
1. Chapter 1 [9:43]
2. Chapter 2 [10:09]
3. Chapter 3 [9:23]
4. Chapter 4 [8:08]
5. Chapter 5 [8:42]
6. Chapter 6 [8:09]
7. Chapter 7 [5:57]
8. Chapter 8 [:42]

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