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Hot News (1953)

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61 min | Action, Crime, Drama

After fighter Jim O'Hara is killed during a bout against a much heavier opponent, Mark Miller, a former boxer who left the profession to become a sportswriter, learns that a gambling ring led by Dano Rizzo forced Jim into the unfair fight....See moreAfter fighter Jim O'Hara is killed during a bout against a much heavier opponent, Mark Miller, a former boxer who left the profession to become a sportswriter, learns that a gambling ring led by Dano Rizzo forced Jim into the unfair fight. Mark's editor, Al Bragg, encourages him to investigate Jim's death further and publish his findings. Jim's manager, Doc Allen, is murdered before he can tell Mark that Jim was secretly in love with Rizzo's girl friend, Doris Burton, who was using him for his money. Rizzo and his thugs, Dutch Gordon and Augie Grotz, next blackmail Doris' brother Bill, a college basketball star, into throwing the college games by threatening to ruin Doris' reputation. Mark, meanwhile, continues his romance with fashion editor Kerry Barker, and writes columns about the disreputable Rizzo. His columns earn him death threats from Rizzo and pressure from the newspaper's nervous publisher. When Bill's duplicity is discovered and he is expelled from school, Doris commits suicide after having sent a written confession to Mark. Although Rizzo tries to silence Mark and Bill by murdering them, his attempts fail and he and his cohorts are arrested after a brawl in the newspaper's offices. See less
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Writers
Charles R. Marion (original screenplay) | Elwood Ullman (original screenplay)
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Cinematographer
Carl E. Guthrie (photographed by)
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Updated Oct 11, 1953

Release date
Oct 11, 1953 (United States)

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19 cast members
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Stanley Clements
Mark Miller - Reporter Mark Miller - Reporter   See fewer
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Gloria Henry
Kerry Barker Kerry Barker   See fewer
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Ted de Corsia
Dino Rizzo Dino Rizzo   See fewer
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Veda Ann Borg
Doris Burton Doris Burton   See fewer
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Scotty Beckett
Bill Burton Bill Burton   See fewer
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Mario Siletti
Dominic Dominic   See fewer
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Carl Milletaire
'Dutch' Gordon 'Dutch' Gordon   See fewer
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James Flavin
Al Bragg Al Bragg   See fewer
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Hal Baylor
Augie Grotz Augie Grotz   See fewer
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Paul Bryar
Doc Allen Doc Allen   See fewer
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Myron Healey
Jim O'Hara Jim O'Hara   See fewer
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Roy Gordon
Mr. Simmons (uncredited) Mr. Simmons (uncredited)   See fewer
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Greta Granstedt
Maid (uncredited) Maid (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Hayden
Doctor (uncredited) Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Newell
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Maudie Prickett
Screaming Woman (uncredited) Screaming Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Suzanne Ridgway
Diner at Dominic's (uncredited) Diner at Dominic's (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tim Ryan
Ringside Fight Announcer (uncredited) Ringside Fight Announcer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jeffrey Sayre
Reporter at Hospital (uncredited) Reporter at Hospital (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.3 / 10 | 18 votes