Cinema: The New Pictures, Mar. 31, 1952

Deadline—U.S.A. (20th Century-Fox) casts Humphrey Bogart as the crusading managing editor of a big-city daily whose actions are worthy of the most intrepid Hollywood hero. Bogart 1) tangles with an underworld vice czar, 2) roughs up a witness in a murder case involving the mink-clad body of the standard beautiful blonde, 3) wins a reprieve for his foundering, 47-year-old newspaper, the Day,* 4) wins back his divorced wife (Kim Hunter), 5) calls his publisher's old widow (Ethel Barrymore) "Baby."

Deadline avoids such clichés of movie journalism as the whisky-soaked reporter who shouts "Stop...

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