The Power of the Press

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The Power of the Press
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Theatrical poster
Directed by Frank Capra
Produced by Jack Cohn
Written by Sonya Levien
Frederick A. Thompson
Starring Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
Jobyna Ralston
Mildred Harris
Philo McCullough
Wheeler Oakman
Cinematography Chester A. Lyons
Ted Tetzlaff
Edited by Arthur Roberts
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • October 31, 1928 (1928-10-31) (U.S.)
Running time
62 min.
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

The Power of the Press is a 1928 American silent drama film directed by Frank Capra and starring Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. as an aspiring newspaper reporter and Jobyna Ralston as a young woman suspected of murder.

In 2005, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".[1]

In 1943, Columbia Pictures used the title again for another newspaper picture, but it had a completely different plot and was not a remake. That film had Lee Tracy as managing editor of a newspaper, and starred Guy Kibbee as the publisher. The title of the 1943 film is Power of the Press, with no "The."



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