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Unholy Partners (1941)

A tough, ambitious newspaperman starts a new tabloid in 1919 New York, with a crooked big-time gambler as a partner.

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Mervyn LeRoy
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Edward G. Robinson ... Bruce Corey
Edward Arnold ... Merrill Lambert
Laraine Day ... Miss 'Croney' Cronin
Marsha Hunt ... Gail Fenton
William T. Orr ... Thomas 'Tommy' Jarvis - an alias of Tommy Jarrett
Don Beddoe ... Michael Z. 'Mike' Reynolds
Walter Kingsford ... Mr. Peck - Managing Editor
Charles Dingle ... Clyde Fenton
Charles Halton ... Phil Kaper - Attorney
Joe Downing Joe Downing ... Jerry - Henchman (as Joseph Downing)
Clyde Fillmore Clyde Fillmore ... Jason Grant
Emory Parnell ... Col. Mason
Don Costello ... Georgie Pelotti
Marcel Dalio ... Molyneaux
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Cane Charles Cane ... Insp. Brody (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Newspaperman Bruce Corey returns from World War I with new ideas and wants to start his own tabloid. For want of other financing, he takes on as silent partner Merrill Lambert, gangland gambling kingpin. Thus is born the New York Mercury. Though its standards are not of the cleanest, Corey does fight to keep his paper's voice independent of Lambert. The two men's clash reaches a climax just as unsuspecting young reporter Tommy becomes Lambert's rival for lovely Gail Fenton. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Suprema Cartada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Bruce is wearing three overseas chevrons on his uniform's left sleeve when he returns to the newspaper, indicating he had been in Europe for at least 18 months. See more »

Goofs

In Bruce's new newspaper office, circa 1919, Croney is wearing a dress with a full zipper up the back. That style would not come into use until twenty years later, as it was considered "vulgar" for a woman to wear a dress that could come off so easily. See more »

Connections

Referenced in You Can't Fool a Camera (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

After You've Gone
(Turner Layton, Henry Creamer)
Sung by Marsha Hunt
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Perfect display of America's transformation to gritty tabloid newspapers during the early 20th century.
18 May 2002 | by brliqqSee all my reviews

This movie was a great reinactment of how newspapers changed their formats from pure journalism to sensationalism just after World War I. Edward G. Robinson, in one of his best unknown roles, starts his own N.Y. tabloid by becoming partners with a gangster who finances everything. The paper crusades against the underworld and soon enough the unholy partners are at conflict. A superp film that gives a better insight of the early newspaper business than "Citizen Kane"(Not saying its better than the Orsen Welles classic).Definatly a high recomendation; insight, drama, love, and guns.


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