Deadline--USA was released during the Hollywood Blacklist when the fever of Anti-Communism ran roughshod over civil rights. Richard Brooks directed it as a defense of freedom of the press and a crime film which implicates the corruption of many public trusts. Humphrey Bogart carved a fine character as Ed Hutchinson, managing editor of The Day, a large city newspaper. Behind him
Humphrey Bogart is at his best in writer-director Richard Brooks' crackling newspaper drama. A taut, fast-paced crime story well worth seeking out for classic movie fans, even if the ending is a bit abrupt.
L'opposition entre le roi de la pègre, Thomas Rienzi, et Ed Hutcheson, rédacteur en chef intègre d'un
quotidien sur le point d'être revendu à un magnat de la presse ..... Excellent !