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As suggested by its title, Behind the News was a "stop the presses!" yarn set in a big-city newsroom. Lloyd Nolan is top-billed as a cynical reporter with a penchant for sticking his neck out too far. Frank Albertson costars as a cub reporter fresh out of journalism school, whose presence is resented by Nolan and his fellow workers. But it is Albertson who, after running afoul of the law, is instrumental in breaking up a ring of racketeers. Behind the News was remade by Republic as Headline Hunters (55).

  1. Joseph Santley

    Director

  2. Boyce DeGaw

    Writer

  3. Isabel Dawn

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Lloyd Nolan

    Lloyd Nolan

    Stuart Woodrow

  2. Doris Davenport

    Doris Davenport

    Barbara Shaw

  3. Frank Albertson

    Frank Albertson

    Jeff Flavin

  4. Robert Armstrong

    Robert Armstrong

    Vic Archer

  5. Paul Harvey

    Paul Harvey

    D. A. Hardin S. Kelly

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Status Released

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  • December 20, 1940
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 15m

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