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New York City newspaper "The Day" is in trouble. Even though editor Ed Hutcheson (Humphrey Bogart) has worked hard running the paper, its circulation has been steadily declining. Now the widow (Ethel Barrymore) of the paper's publisher wants to sell the paper, which will most likely mean its end. Hutcheson also worries that his estranged ex-wife is about to remarry. His only hope of saving the paper is to finish his exposé on a dangerous gangster (Martin Gabel) before the sale is made final.

Cast & Crew

Humphrey Bogart
Ed Hutcheson
Ethel Barrymore
Margaret Garrison
Kim Hunter
Nora Hutcheson
Ed Begley
Frank Allen
Warren Stevens
George Burrows
Paul Stewart
Harry Thompson
Martin Gabel
Tomas Rienzi
Joe De Santis
Herman Schmidt
Audrey Christie
Mrs. Willebrandt
Jim Backus
Jim Cleary
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Critic Reviews for Deadline U.S.A.

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (6) | Rotten (2)

  • Windy, self-righteous newspaper film, written and directed by Richard Brooks in a fair reflection of the way journalists think about themselves when they've had a few too many.

    July 24, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Bogart gives a convincing performance all the way, from his constantly harassed deadline existence, his personal romantic stale-mate, and his guts in avenging the beating given his crime reporter.

    July 24, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Really good newspaper pictures are few and far between. This one, while melodramatic, does all right by the trade.

    July 24, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The newspaper stuff is treated with amazing accuracy and the story crackles for most of the picture.

    July 24, 2019 | Full Review…
  • As a film noir, it works moderately with its tale of extortion and journalistic ethics, but even by presenting a convincing role from Humphrey Bogart, it cannot correct the weaknesses of a superfluous and predictable plot. [Full review in Spanish]

    March 20, 2021 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…
  • Although it was made over a half-century ago, expect to find plenty of topicality in Deadline - U.S.A., a sturdy drama about life at a big-city newspaper.

    July 30, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Deadline U.S.A.

  • Jan 20, 2019
    Deadline USA has been a tough film to track down, but with the inclusion on BluRay, this film lives into the next generation. The film is a love letter to free press and allows the film to unfold with a storyline that is worthy of the running time. The film is very true, compared to today's press, which is severely right wing, fear orientated and aimed at the lower educated. There is so much going on in the world, but the one thing we should be able to trust is unbias journalism. This film is about sticking to your gut and not backing down when all the cards are down. Bogart is the key to the film and delivers a great central performance. I hope this film develops into a cult film, due to the fact it failed at the box office and vanished for the better part of 50 years. Good old fashioned storytelling with a speech every journalist should watch. 12/01/2019.
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