Five Star Final

1931, Movie, NR, 89 mins

This is an offbeat but fascinating film which pillories the transgressions of the muckraking tabloids so popular in the 1920s. Apfel is the uncaring, circulation-lusting publisher of the New York Gazette, a notorious scandal sheet, who hires Robinson, a hardworking, slightly scrupulous editor, telling him to dust off a 20-year-old murder case by infiltrating the family involved and obtaining background information. To accomplish this unsavory job, Robinson reluctantly hires Karloff, a slimy, sneaky scandalmongering reporter who pretends to be a priest while ingratiating himself to Warner and Starr; it is Starr on whom Karloff concentrates, since she had been...
Released: 1931 Rated: NR Length: 89 mins

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