The Scoop (film)

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The Scoop
Directed by Maclean Rogers
Produced byA. George Smith
Written by Gerald Geraghty
Basil Mason
Based onplay The Scoop by Jack Heming [1]
Starring Tom Helmore
Anne Grey
Peggy Blythe
Cinematography Geoffrey Faithfull
Production
company
Distributed by Paramount British Productions (UK)
Release date
  • October 1934 (1934-10)(UK)
Running time
68 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

The Scoop is a 1934 British crime film directed by Maclean Rogers and starring Anne Grey, Tom Helmore and Wally Patch. [2] A reporter kills another man in self-defence. [3]

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References

  1. Goble, Alan (1 January 1999). The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter. ISBN   9783110951943 via Google Books.
  2. "The Scoop (1934)". Archived from the original on 14 January 2009.
  3. Gifford, Denis (1 April 2016). British Film Catalogue: Two Volume Set - The Fiction Film/The Non-Fiction Film. Routledge. ISBN   9781317740636 via Google Books.