Sometimes it seems as if reporters and journalists have the most interesting lives. Or is it that their stories are just told so well?
Come find out with us this week at Moviezoot.com where we examine the adventures and misadventures of four separate journalists and reporters with the likes of Christopher Walkin and Hywel Bennett in Deadline, Lee Remick and Jill Clayburgh in Hustling, Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell in His Girl Friday, and Van Johnson and Elizabeth Taylor in The Last Time I Saw Paris.
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Deadline, also released under the name “Witness in the War Zone,” is a 1987 Nathanael Gutman war drama starring Christopher Walken, Hywel Bennett, Marita Marschall and Arnon Zadok telling the story of an ace reporter assigned in Beirut during the Lebanese civil war of 1983 when he is duped, set-up and uncovers a murderous plot to kill hundreds of civilians. Walken performs this role flawlessly.
In his classic 1940 black and white Romantic Comedy, His Girl Friday, director Howard Hawkes tells the story of a newspaper editor (Cary Grant) who uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter and ex-wife, (Rosalind Russell) from now marrying her new boyfriend (Ralph Bellamy). Great fun and great use of dialog over-looping creating a soundtrack that sounds more like real-life conversation than a recorded and rehearsed script.
Hustling is the 1975 Joseph Sargent drama starring Lee Remick, Jill Clayburgh, Monte Markham and Alex Rocco telling the story of a reporter for a New York City magazine decided to investigate the city’s prostitution industry to find out just who was making all the money. What she found out caused a firestorm of controversy – that many of the city’s richest and most powerful families and corporations benefited directly and indirectly from the illegal sex business.
The Last Time I Saw Paris is the 1954 Richard Brooks drama / romance featuring an all-star cast with Van Johnson, Elizabeth Taylor, Walter Pidgeon, Donna Reed and Roger Moore in which a post-war soldier/journalist/wanna-be novelist in Paris journeys through heart-wrenching love and loss, rags to riches, and a final redemption that is sure a fill a few tissues!