2012, and now I've finally caught NEWS IS MADE AT NIGHT.
NEWS IS MADE AT NIGHT is a lightweight 70 minutes, made more interesting by a deep cast and the fact that it's a newspaper movie, which always has appeal.
Foster plays irascible newspaper editor Steve Drum, who will do pretty much anything to get a story. Steve's ideas of journalistic ethics include publishing a phony affidavit and faking a call regarding a man on death row.
Steve clashes repeatedly with Maxine Thomas (Bari), as he chauvinistically doesn't believe in women reporters and Maxine always seems to accidentally mess up his stories. However, Maxine charms young Albert Hockman (Russell Gleason), who is acting as publisher in his father's absence, and Albert keeps going to bat for Maxine, even going so far as to put her on his personal payroll after Steve fires her for the umpteenth time.
Russell Gleason, who does a good job as the goofy young publisher, was the son of character actors James and Lucile Gleason. He would die tragically in 1945 due to an accidental fall from a window while serving in the U.S. military. He made over 50 movies before his passing.
Alfred L. Werker. It was filmed in black and white by Ernest Palmer.
Given that it's fairly flimsy as "B" movies go, NEWS IS MADE AT NIGHT will appeal the most to fans of the cast or newspaper films.
For more on this film, please see Steve's 2012 review at Mystery File.
Thanks to Maricatrin for the big assist in seeing this one! It was great to check it off my list after looking for it the last couple of years. I hope to also review CHASING DANGER before too long.