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Scandal Sheet (1939)

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66 min | Crime, Drama

Jim Stevenson, publisher of a scandal mongering tabloid, takes pride in publishing only the news that's unfit to print. Stevenson attends the graduation ceremonies at Croft College, where he listens to graduating student Peter Haynes's ...See moreJim Stevenson, publisher of a scandal mongering tabloid, takes pride in publishing only the news that's unfit to print. Stevenson attends the graduation ceremonies at Croft College, where he listens to graduating student Peter Haynes's impassioned speech on the virtues of journalism. After the speech, Stevenson offers Peter a job, which he readily accepts. Peter starts work at the newspaper, not realizing that he is Stevenson's illegitimate son. After a week on the job, Peter, unable to tolerate the paper's sensationalism, quits to take a job on a reputable newspaper. Meanwhile, Stevenson becomes the target of a reform movement gaining momentum in the city, and hires detective Bert Schroll to dig up some dirt on the leader of the movement. Instead, Schroll discovers that Peter is Stevenson's son and tries to blackmail the publisher. In a scuffle over the incriminating evidence, Stevenson accidentally kills Schroll, and while covering the story for his paper, Peter finds evidence proving that Stevenson is Schroll's murderer. Rather than tell the truth and thus ruin his son's life, Stevenson chooses to remain silent and is sentenced to prison for his crime. See less
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Updated Oct 16, 1939

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Oct 16, 1939 (United States)

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Otto Kruger
Jim Stevenson Jim Stevenson   See fewer
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Ona Munson
Kitty Mulhane Kitty Mulhane   See fewer
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Edward Norris
Petty Haynes Petty Haynes   See fewer
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John Dilson
Chris Durk Chris Durk   See fewer
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Don Beddoe
Chick Keller Chick Keller   See fewer
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Dorothy Comingore
Marjorie Lawe (as Linda Winters) Marjorie Lawe (as Linda Winters)   See fewer
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Eddie Laughton
Hal Lunny Hal Lunny   See fewer
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Nedda Harrigan
Seena Haynes Seena Haynes   See fewer
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Selmer Jackson
Douglas Haynes Douglas Haynes   See fewer
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Frank M. Thomas
District Attorney District Attorney   See fewer
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Eddie Marr
Bert Schroll Bert Schroll   See fewer
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John Tyrrell
Dillon Dillon   See fewer
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Beatrice Blinn
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Hermine Sterler
Mrs. Kopal Mrs. Kopal   See fewer
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Kathryn Sheldon
Miss Vittie Miss Vittie   See fewer
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George Hickman
Copy Boy Copy Boy   See fewer
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Robert Homans
McHale McHale   See fewer
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C. Montague Shaw
Dean Crosby Dean Crosby   See fewer
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Richard Fiske
Student Student   See fewer
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Robert Sterling
Student Student   See fewer
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James Millican
Student Student   See fewer
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Robert Spencer
Student Student   See fewer
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Casey Johnson
Michael Kopal Michael Kopal   See fewer
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Hans Schumm
Dorgas Dorgas   See fewer
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Walter Sande
Hurley Hurley   See fewer
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Helen Jerome Eddy
Mrs. Hazel Scoville Marsh (uncredited) Mrs. Hazel Scoville Marsh (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Wagner
District Attorney's Assistant (uncredited) District Attorney's Assistant (uncredited)   See fewer
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7 / 10 | 6 votes