Robert De Niro, Ed Norton and Milla Jovovich star in this drama thriller about a convicted arsonist trying to manipulate a parole officer with the help of his beautiful wife
Time has not been kind to the aggressively talkie movies of the early sound era, and this precursor to a slew of newspaper movies, is no exception. But thanks to the performances, especially Robinson as the tabloid editor and Marsh as the victim, the film is still engrossing and the subject of muck-raking journalism is as timely today as 70 years ago. The story concerns the re-opening of an old murder enquiry, which leads to the suicide of a couple.
With a gun in her handbag their daughter goes to the newspaper office and asks why her parents had to die.
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