Big News (film)

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Big News
Big News FilmPoster.jpeg
Original theatrical poster
Directed by Gregory La Cava
Produced by Ralph Block
Written by Walter DeLeon
Jack Jungmeyer
Frank Reicher
Based on For Two Cents
by George S. Brooks
Starring Robert Armstrong
Carole Lombard
Cinematography Norbert Brodine
Arthur C. Miller
Edited by Doane Harrison
Distributed by Pathé Exchange
Release date
  • September 7, 1929 (1929-09-07)
Running time
75 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Big News is a 1929 American pre-Code film directed by Gregory La Cava, released by Pathé Exchange, and starring Robert Armstrong and Carole Lombard, billed as "Carol Lombard".



Steve Banks (Armstrong) is a hard-drinking newspaper reporter. His wife Margaret (Lombard), a reporter for a rival paper, threatens to divorce him if he doesn't quit the drinking that is compromising his career. Steve pursues a story about drug dealers even when his editor fires him. When the editor is murdered, Steve is accused of the killing.

Preservation status[edit]

The film exists in a 16mm reduction print.[1]


  1. ^ "Silent Era : Progressive Silent Film List". Retrieved 3 October 2017.

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