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Big News (1929)

Carole Lombard , Robert Armstrong  |  NR |  DVD
2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Carole Lombard, Robert Armstrong, Sam Hardy, Tom Kennedy
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Black & White, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Alpha Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: April 28, 2009
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0025X4PEM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #412,805 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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An alcoholic reporter is unjustly accused of murder.

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Rare, early Carole Lombard film July 19, 2009
By Dan Day
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
BIG NEWS is a 1929 sound film starring Robert Armstrong as a drunken newspaper reporter caught up in big city crime and corruption. The film itself is no great shakes, but the real reason to watch this DVD is to see a very young Carole Lombard. Lombard plays Armstrong's supportive, put-upon wife.It's not much of a role, but Lombard does a decent job. However, she is far from the mid 30's Lombard that most movie fans are familiar with. This film is so early in Lombard's career that she is billed as "Carol" instead of "Carole". Lombard developed an interest in numerology and added an e to her first name soon after this film.
As for Alpha Video's DVD---the print is pretty bad. The framing is not very good--there are several scenes where the top of the characters' heads are cut off! The DVD clocks in at 66 minutes. I have a book on Lombard which lists the film's running time as 75 minutes. Having only seen the film on this DVD, it's hard to say if this is a complete version or not. If you are a Carole Lombard fan, you may want to purchase this as a chance to see her before she became a big star. She still looks gorgeous despite the poor quality of the DVD. If you are not a die-hard fan of Carole or early-sound cinema, this film may not be for you.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars "Big News" = Big Disappointment August 30, 2011
Format:DVD
I was really looking forward to watching this 1929 early talkie starring a very young Carole Lombard. However, I could only get through the first thirty minutes of the film before I had to give up and stop the DVD. The movie itself was okay, but the transfer was terrible.

The whole time that I watched the film, most of the actors' heads were cut off at the shoulders. This went on scene after scene. Talk about bad framing of the picture that appears on your TV screen. Come on, Alpha, you can do better than this.

There are lots of B-movie and Poverty Row movie fans who depend on Alpha for its vast catalog of quirky, obscure, and mostly public domain titles in many different genres. Alpha does a great job with its colorful and well-designed DVD cases. So how about putting that same amount of time and effort into the picture and sound quality of the movie that's inside the case.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Reporter gets his story. January 28, 2014
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Movie was OK! I enjoyed watching it. Reporters back then may have gotten their story. And was able get them out of jam. When they got themselves in trouble compared to today. This movie had some humor in it and it was delightful to watch. I found myself laughing at different parts of this movie. Police officers being called FLAT foot I hadn't heard that in a long time. This movie also showed what drinking can do to a person in DESTROYING their marriage. And even loosing a job over it and this movie also showed what can do if a person gives it up. I had some awful time trying to hear it if it can be fix that would be great. All in all this movie was fine it had a happy ending thug gets caught. Reporter gets his BIG story and his wife and bonus pay rise. Whether he'll use it towards his marriage or drink it all up that will be another story. Anyway others may have found this movie boring. But as for me it was fun watching and Miss Carol Lombard. She was very young and beautiful what can I say that has already been said. But I will say THANKS for sharing.
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3.0 out of 5 stars boring November 28, 2013
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old fashioned plot with bad actors.....wow. Just watched it to get me to sleep when I can't make it directly.nonononononononononononononono
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