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Oscar-winning small-town drama about an ex-reporter turned drifter who arrives in a town where corruption is rife. Jailed for vagrancy, on release, he meets up with Vinnie McLeod, editor of the local paper and one of the few honest citizens in town. Together, they set about exposing the corruption, thanks to the revelations of dowager Majorie Main, a woman with a murky past but an honest heart.

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  • These pleasures would have been all but impossible to manufacture in any of the large studios, for they are given their warmth and life by the pleasure that the Cagneys' large cast and the whole production outfit [took in the film].

    June 8, 2016 | Full Review…
  • Whatever elements of suspense, action and motivation the Louis Bromfield book, McLeod's Folly, may have held to attract the Cagney production staff, the screen treatment which has emerged is, for the most part, familiar melodrama.

    March 26, 2009 | Full Review…
  • Following Yankee Doodle Dandy, it hurts to see Mr. Cagney wasting his excellent talent on such a curiously second-rate film.

    March 25, 2006 | Full Review…
  • The acting, direction, dialogue and photography for the most part are unpolished.

    June 8, 2016 | Full Review…
  • A strong performance from James Cagney and a fine supporting cast lift this otherwise unexceptional newspaper picture.

    June 8, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • It's pleasant enough, and the period sets and costumes are quite authentic, but it never catches fire.

    June 8, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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