Banerline (1951): Newspaper Drama, Starring Keefe Brasselle, Sally Forrest and Lionel Barrymore

Bannerline, the newspaper drama, starring Keefe Brasselle, Sally Forrest and Lionel Barrymore, concerns the effects when a newspaper reporter writes a false praise for a dying man.

The movie was a commercial failure.

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Keefe Brasselle as Mike Perrivale
Sally Forrest as Richie Loomis
Lionel Barrymore as Hugo Trimble
Lewis Stone as Josh
J. Carrol Naish as Frankie Scarbine
Larry Keating as Stambaugh
Spring Byington as Mrs. Loomis
Warner Anderson as Roy
Elisabeth Risdon as Mrs. Margaret Trimble
Michael Ansara as Floyd
John Morgan as Al


Directed by Don Weis
Produced by Henry Berman
Written by Charles Schnee, based on play A Rose Is Not a Rose by Samson Raphaelson
Music by Rudolph G. Kopp
Cinematography Harold Lipstein
Edited by Fredrick Y. Smith

Production company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Distributed by Loew’s Inc.

Release date: October 10, 1951

Running time: 87 minutes


TCM showed the movie on July 6, 2020.