Initial releaseJanuary 28, 1943 Running time1h 4m GenresDrama, War film
WriterRobert Hardy Andrews (screen play), Samuel Fuller (story) CastGuy Kibbee (Ulysses Bradford), Lee Tracy (Griff Thompson), Gloria Dickson (Edwina Stephens), Otto Kruger (Howard Raskin), Victor Jory (Oscar Trent) Similar moviesRelated Lew Landers movies
Power of the Press was a 1943 film, based on a story by the acclaimed director Sam Fuller. It starred Guy Kibbee and Lee Tracy. The film is not to be confused with The Power of the Press, a 1928 silent film starring Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
This film was directed by Lew Landers, and was produced by Columbia Pictures.
The Kibbee character is a small-town newspaper publisher who is called in to protect a big-city paper that has come under control of an isolationist, played by Otto Kruger. Tracy plays the managing editor, who has been going along with the regime but suffers a crisis of conscience when Kruger has the paper's publisher murdered and frames an ex-employee (an unbilled Larry Parks), making up and printing lurid details of the crime to boost circulation.