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|Gentlemen of the Press|
|Directed by||Millard Webb|
|Written by||Ward Morehouse (play)|
Bartlett Cormack (screenplay)
|Produced by||Monta Bell|
|Cinematography||George J. Folsey|
|Edited by||Morton Blumenstock|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
Gentlemen of the Press is a 1929 all-talking American pre-Code film starring Walter Huston in his first feature film role, and Kay Francis and an uncredited Brian Donlevy in their film debuts. The film still survives. This film's copyright has expired, and it is now in the public domain. It survives in a copy sold to MCA for television distribution.
The film is based on Ward Morehouse's 1928 Broadway play Gentlemen of the Press.
In the 1930 silent melodrama by Yasujirō Ozu, That Night's Wife (Sono yo no tsuma), a poster of this film is prominently displayed (Ozu, who had a "passionate love of American film", according to scholar David Bordwell, often featured in his films posters of movies he liked).
- Walter Huston - Wickland Snell
- Charles Ruggles - Charlie Haven
- Kay Francis - Myra May
- Betty Lawford - Dorothy Snell Hanley
- Norman Foster - Ted Hanley
- Duncan Penwarden - Mr. Higgenbottom
- Brian Donlevy - Kelly (a reporter)
- AFI Catalog of Feature Films , Gentlemen of the Press
- Gentlemen of the Press as produced on Broadway at Henry Miller's Theatre, August 27, 1928-December 1928; for 128 performances, IBDb.com; accessed August 28, 2017.
- Bordwell, David. "Ozu and the Poetics of cinema". Center for Japanese Studies Publications. The International Institute. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
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