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Official Trailer

Deadline USA Movie Trailer

Deadline - U.S.A.

New York City newspaper "The Day" is in trouble. Even though editor Ed Hutcheson (Humphrey Bogart) has worked hard running the paper, its circulation has been steadily declining. Now the widow (Ethel Barrymore) of the paper's publisher wants to sell the paper, which will most likely mean its end. Hutcheson also worries that his estranged ex-wife is about to remarry. His only hope of saving the paper is to finish his exposé on a dangerous gangster (Martin Gabel) before the sale is made final.

Release Date

March 14, 1952

Running Time

87 minutes

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Humphrey Bogart

Humphrey Bogart

Ethel Barrymore

Ethel Barrymore

Kim Hunter

Kim Hunter


Director Richard Brooks

Screenplay Richard Brooks

Producer Sol C. Siegel

Cinematography Milton R. Krasner

Editing William B. Murphy

Music Cyril J. Mockridge

Distributor 20th Century Fox

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