Gentlemen of the Press

Gentlemen of the Press is a 1929 all-talking American pre-Code film starring Walter Huston in his first feature film role, and Kay Francis and an uncredited Brian Donlevy in their film debuts. The film still survives. This film's copyright has expired, and it is now in the public domain. It survives in a copy sold to MCA for television distribution.[1]

Gentlemen of the Press
Directed byMillard Webb
Produced byMonta Bell
Written byWard Morehouse (play)
Bartlett Cormack (screenplay)
StarringWalter Huston
Kay Francis
CinematographyGeorge J. Folsey
Edited byMorton Blumenstock
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • May 4, 1929 (1929-05-04)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States

The film is based on Ward Morehouse's 1928 Broadway play Gentlemen of the Press.[2]

In the 1930 silent melodrama by Yasujirō Ozu, That Night's Wife (Sono yo no tsuma), a poster of this film is prominently displayed (Ozu, who had a "passionate love of American film", according to scholar David Bordwell, often featured in his films posters of movies he liked).[3]




  1. AFI Catalog of Feature Films , Gentlemen of the Press
  2. Gentlemen of the Press as produced on Broadway at Henry Miller's Theatre, August 27, 1928-December 1928; for 128 performances,; accessed August 28, 2017.
  3. Bordwell, David. "Ozu and the Poetics of cinema". Center for Japanese Studies Publications. The International Institute. Retrieved 13 September 2017.

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