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Break the News (1938)

78 min | Comedy, Musical

Two small-time song-and-dance men come up with what they believe is a surefire publicity stunt, guaranteed to keep their names in the public eye--one of them will "disappear" in what looks like a murder, and the other will be convicted of ...See moreTwo small-time song-and-dance men come up with what they believe is a surefire publicity stunt, guaranteed to keep their names in the public eye--one of them will "disappear" in what looks like a murder, and the other will be convicted of the crime. Then the "dead man" will suddenly show up at his partner's murder trial. Unfortunately, things don't quite go as planned. For one thing, no one seems to much care that the "dead man" is missing, and for another thing he's mistaken for the leader of a Balkan revolutionary group and is kidnapped by the other side. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com See less
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Paul Gury (novel "Le mort en fuite") (as Loïc Le Gouriadec) | René Clair | Geoffrey Kerr
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Updated Apr 30, 1938

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Jan 1, 1941 (United States)

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26 cast members
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Jack Buchanan
Teddy Enton Teddy Enton   See fewer
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Maurice Chevalier
François Verrier François Verrier   See fewer
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June Knight
Grace Gatwick Grace Gatwick   See fewer
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Garry Marsh
The Producer The Producer   See fewer
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Wallace Douglas
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Joss Ambler
The Press Agent The Press Agent   See fewer
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Mark Daly
The Property Man The Property Man   See fewer
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Gibb McLaughlin
The Superintendent The Superintendent   See fewer
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Robb Wilton
The Cab Driver The Cab Driver   See fewer
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Felix Aylmer
Sir George Bickory Sir George Bickory   See fewer
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C. Denier Warren
Sir Edward Phring Sir Edward Phring   See fewer
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George Hayes
Preident of the Tribunal Preident of the Tribunal   See fewer
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Guy Middleton
Englishman Englishman   See fewer
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Athole Stewart
Governor Governor   See fewer
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Charles Lefeaux
Interpreter Interpreter   See fewer
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Elliott Mason
Dresser Dresser   See fewer
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J. Abercomie
Neighbor Neighbor   See fewer
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William Fazan
Passport Official Passport Official   See fewer
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H.R. Hignett
Prison Guard Prison Guard   See fewer
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Wally Patch
Prison Guard Prison Guard   See fewer
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Hal Gordon
Prison Guard Prison Guard   See fewer
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George Benson
Firing Squad Officer Firing Squad Officer   See fewer
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Nigel Stock
Stage Boy (uncredited) Stage Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.4 / 10 | 33 votes