Deadline U.S.A.

Deadline U.S.A.

Humphrey Bogart
Director: Richard Brooks Cast: Humphrey Bogart
Humphrey Bogart
, Ethel Barrymore
Ethel Barrymore
, Kim Hunter
Kim Hunter
Richard Brooks


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An abundance of subplots are expertly woven together by screenwriter/director Richard Brooks in Deadline - USA. Humphrey Bogart stars as crusading editor Ed Hutcheson, whose newspaper is on the verge of closing thanks to the machinations of the mercenary daughter (Audrey Christie) of Mrs. Garrison (Ethel Barrymore), the paper's owner. Though he and his staff will all be out of work within a few days, Hutcheson intends to go out with a bang, exposing the criminal activities of "untouchable" gang boss Rienzi (Martin Gabel). Despite numerous disappointments and setbacks, Hutcheson achieves a pyrrhic victory as the film draws to a close. Throughout the story, the many pressures brought to bear upon a big-city newspaper--political, commercial, etc.--are realistically detailed, as is the relationship between Hutcheson and his ex-wife Nora (Kim Hunter). The cast of Deadline USA is uniformly excellent, from featured players Warren Stevens, Jim Backus, Paul Stewart Fay Baker and Ed Begley to such unbilled performers as Tom Browne Henry, Raymond Greenleaf, Tom Powers, and Kasia Orzazewski (essentially reprising her unforgettable characterization in Call Northside 777).

Product Details

Release Date: 07/26/2016
UPC: 0738329206178
Original Release: 1952
Rating: NR
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:27:00
Sales rank: 7,932

Special Features

Audio commentary by film historian Eddie Muller; Original theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Humphrey Bogart Ed Hutcheson
Ethel Barrymore Mrs. Garrison
Kim Hunter Nora Hutchinson
Ed Begley Frank Allen
Warren Stevens Burrows
Paul Stewart Thompson
Martin Gabel Rienzi
Joe de Santis Schmidt
Joyce MacKenzie Kitty Garrison Geary
Audrey Christie Mrs. Willebrandt
Fay Baker Alison Garrison Geary
Jim Backus Cleary
Carleton Young Crane
Selmar Jackson Williams
Fay Roope Judge
Parley Baer Headwaiter
Bette Francine Telephone Operator
John Doucette City news editor
Harry Tyler Headline writer
Joe Sawyer Whitey
Florence Shirley Barndollar
Kasia Orzazewski Mrs. Schmidt
Raymond Greenleaf Mr. White
Alex Gerry Attorney Prentiss
Irene Vernon Mrs. Burrows
William Forrest Mr. Greene
Edward Keane Mr. Blake
Clancy Cooper Capt. Finlay
Tom Powers Wharton
Ashley Cowan Lefty
Howard Negley Police sergeant
Joseph Mell Lugerman
Luther Crockett National editor
Joseph Crehan City editor
Willis B. Bouchey Henry
Harris Brown Al Murray
Paul Dubov Mac
Everett Glass Doctor
Ann McCrea Sally
Tudor Owen Watchman
Richard Monahan Copy Boy
Tom Browne Henry Fenway
Phillip Terry Lewis Schaefer
Lawrence Dobkin Lawyer Hansen

Technical Credits
Richard Brooks Director,Screenwriter
Sol Kaplan Score Composer
Ray Kellogg Special Effects
Milton Krasner Cinematographer
Charles LeMaire Costumes/Costume Designer
Harry M. Leonard Sound/Sound Designer
Thomas K. Little Set Decoration/Design
Cyril Mockridge Score Composer
William B. Murphy Editor
Lionel Newman Musical Direction/Supervision
Ben Nye Makeup
George Patrick Art Director
Walter Scott Set Decoration/Design
Sol C. Siegel Producer
E. Clayton Ward Sound/Sound Designer
Lyle Wheeler Art Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Deadline U.S.A.
1. Chapter 1 [:11]
2. Chapter 2 [13:04]
3. Chapter 3 [13:09]
4. Chapter 4 [13:53]
5. Chapter 5 [10:25]
6. Chapter 6 [7:18]
7. Chapter 7 [9:09]
8. Chapter 8 [13:13]
9. Chapter 9 [6:46]

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