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According to a production directory in the 9 Mar 1929 Exhibitors Herald-World, the starting date for Head Line, the working title, was 11 Feb ... More Less

According to a production directory in the 9 Mar 1929 Exhibitors Herald-World, the starting date for Head Line, the working title, was 11 Feb 1929. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Chicago Tribune
1 Oct 1929
p. 47.
Exhibitors Herald-World
9 Mar 1929
p. 41.
Los Angeles Times
4 Sep 1929
p. A15.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Head Line
Release Date:
31 August 1929
Production Date:
began 11 February 1929
Copyright Claimant:
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
9 August 1929
Copyright Number:
LP584
Physical Properties:
Sound
Vitaphone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si, 26 Oct; 5,212 ft.
Length(in feet):
6,427
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

A newspaper editor sends Anna Lou Anderson, a recent journalism graduate, to assist star reporter Nosey Norton when Norton, assigned to a double murder case, fails to come up with anything. Nosey has a hunch that the two brokers shot each other or were killed because of a woman, and he believes that office manager Parker is somehow implicated. Nosey's half sister, Alice Adair, offers to give him a large sum of money if he will take Anna Lou and get out of town. Nosey refuses the money, and Anna Lou is kidnaped. Believing that Alice and Parker kidnaped her to persuade Nosey to accept the money, Nosey visits Parker's apartment, arriving in time to prevent Anna from swallowing a drugged drink. Anna Lou tells him that after Kernell, one of the brokers, killed his partner, Randall, Parker killed Kernell. Parker and Alice get a prison term, while Nosey and Anna Lou get a paid ... +


A newspaper editor sends Anna Lou Anderson, a recent journalism graduate, to assist star reporter Nosey Norton when Norton, assigned to a double murder case, fails to come up with anything. Nosey has a hunch that the two brokers shot each other or were killed because of a woman, and he believes that office manager Parker is somehow implicated. Nosey's half sister, Alice Adair, offers to give him a large sum of money if he will take Anna Lou and get out of town. Nosey refuses the money, and Anna Lou is kidnaped. Believing that Alice and Parker kidnaped her to persuade Nosey to accept the money, Nosey visits Parker's apartment, arriving in time to prevent Anna from swallowing a drugged drink. Anna Lou tells him that after Kernell, one of the brokers, killed his partner, Randall, Parker killed Kernell. Parker and Alice get a prison term, while Nosey and Anna Lou get a paid honeymoon. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Crime


Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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