Big News (film)

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".

Big News
Original theatrical poster
Directed byGregory La Cava
Produced byRalph Block
Written byWalter DeLeon
Jack Jungmeyer
Frank Reicher
Based onFor Two Cents
by George S. Brooks
StarringRobert Armstrong
Carole Lombard
CinematographyNorbert Brodine
Arthur C. Miller
Edited byDoane Harrison
Distributed byPathé Exchange
Release date
  • September 7, 1929 (1929-09-07)
Running time
75 minutes
CountryUnited States



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

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


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