|Front Page Story|
|Directed by||Gordon Parry|
|Screenplay by|| Jack Howells |
|Based on||Final Night|
by Robert Gaines
|Produced by||Jay Lewis|
|Starring|| Jack Hawkins |
|Edited by||Bill Lewthwaite|
|Music by||Jackie Brown|
Jay Lewis Productions
|Distributed by||British Lion Films|
|20 January 1954|
|Box office||£132,269 (UK) |
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Grant is a hard working Fleet Street newspaper editor who refuses to take a long planned holiday with his wife Susan. Instead, to her annoyance, he stays in his office to deal with a number of urgent stories. These include a family of children evicted from their home when their mother dies, a woman charged with euthanasia, and a drunken ex-reporter tracking down an atomic scientist. They all culminate in the story of a plane crash, after which Grant is shocked to find his wife listed as one of the passengers. He discovers Susan was leaving him and going away with one of his colleagues. But did she take the plane?
The New York Times critic wrote, "there's nothing wrong with the point of this picture. It just doesn't make it well";  TV Guide found it "a lucid look behind the headlines at the people who get out the news";  while the British Radio Times magazine found it "cosily dated, but an interesting sign of its times." 
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