Deadline – U.S.A. is a 1952 crime film starring Humphrey Bogart, Ethel Barrymore and Kim Hunter. A crusading newspaper editor fights a gangster. The newspaper used as background on the film, called The Day is loosely based upon the old New York City newspaper The Sun, which closed in 1950. The original Sun newspaper was edited by a Mr. Benjamin Day, making the 1952 film name a good play on words.
This hard-hitting film has film noir elements and is generally considered one of the best films about the newspaper business. The scenes of the printing room was shot at the New York Daily News building.
Ed Hutcheson is the crusading managing editor of a large metropolitan newspaper called The Day. He is steadfastly loyal to publisher Margaret Garrison, the widow of the paper's founder, but Mrs. Garrison is on the verge of selling the newspaper to interests who plan to permanently cease its operation.
Hutcheson has other concerns, including that his estranged wife Nora is about to remarry. He...