Park Row (1952)

Park Row


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In the 1880s, a New York City newspaper editor struggles to keep his publication from being swallowed up by his former employer, who uses dirty tactics.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Samuel Fuller
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as Phineas Mitchell

as Charity Hackett

as Josiah Davenport

as Ottmar Mergenthaler

as Jenny O'Rourke

as Jenny O'Rourke

as Steve Brodie

as Dan O'Rourke

as Charles A. Leach

as Mr. Angelo

as Thomas Guest

as Jeff Hudson

as Mr. Spiro

as Mr. Wiley

as Man Battered by Mitc...

as Minor Role (uncredit...
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Critic Reviews for Park Row

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (3)

Enthusiasm flows into every nook and cranny of this cozy movie: when violence breaks out in the cramped-looking set of the title street, the camera weaves in and out of the buildings as through they were a sports arena, in a single take.

Full Review… | January 21, 2006
Chicago Reader
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Full Review… | October 31, 2006
New York Times
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

In this heartfelt portrait of the artist as choleric muckraker, Fuller is a stirred engineer keeping an unflagging flow of cracked energy between performers and lenses

Full Review… | November 3, 2013

I decided to revisit an old favorite I hadn't seen in decades, Samuel Fuller's Park Row, and I'm delighted to report that it holds up 100%. If you're unfamiliar with Fuller's work I don't know how to prepare you; it is unique in all of American...

Full Review… | July 7, 2011
Leonard Maltin's Picks

It of course lost money but remained the director's personal favorite and one of his masterpieces.

Full Review… | June 17, 2011
Combustible Celluloid

Audience Reviews for Park Row


Wow. What an entertaining little film. Kind of a poor man's Citizen Kane without the mystery or the multiple viewpoints. Some wild camera moves (and hack dialogue) by director Sam Fuller. Thanks TCM!

Bob Stinson

Super Reviewer


fuller's favorite of his own films. well, he was a newspaperman. it's not my favorite but it's interesting enough. gene evans is effective as always but the 'love story' didn't really work for me

Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer

If Citizen Kane had a scrappy, not as well shot, but still frickin AWESOME, cousin, It would be Park Row. The film by it's own admission is a love letter to journalism and is well worth seeking out. Sam Fuller rules!

Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer

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