Oscar Movies: Five Star Final (1931-2)

First National

In Mervyn LeRoy's well-acted newspaper melodrama, Edward G. Robinson plays an ambitious, greedy editor, and Boris Karloff a morally compromised reporter.

Oscar Nominations: 1

Best Picture (MGM), produced by Hal B. Wallis.

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context:

The Best Picture Oscar went to MGM's all-star melodrama, “Grand Hotel,” which was one of eight nominated films in 1931-2: “Arrowsmith,” “Bad Girl,” “The Champ,” “Five Star Final,” “One Hour With You,” “Shanghai Express,” and “The Smiling Lieutenant.”