I Cover Big Town

I Cover Big Town is a 1947 American drama film directed by William C. Thomas and written by Maxwell Shane. The film stars Phillip Reed, Hillary Brooke, Robert Lowery, Robert Shayne, Mona Barrie and Vince Barnett. The film was released on February 27, 1947, by Paramount Pictures, and was the second in the Big Town series of films.[1][2][3]

I Cover Big Town
Theatrical release poster
Directed byWilliam C. Thomas
Produced byWilliam H. Pine
William C. Thomas
Screenplay byMaxwell Shane
StarringPhillip Reed
Hillary Brooke
Robert Lowery
Robert Shayne
Mona Barrie
Vince Barnett
Music byDarrell Calker
CinematographyJack Greenhalgh
Edited byHoward A. Smith
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • February 27, 1947 (1947-02-27)
Running time
63 minutes
CountryUnited States


"Illustrated Press" society editor Lorelei Kilbourne (Hillary Brooke) is assigned to a police case. Her crusading newspaper editor Steve Kilgore suspects that hard-luck suspect Harry Hilton (Frank Wilcox) has been framed on a murder rap. Lorelei and Steve proceed to help the police solve the crime, at the same time uncovering a conspiracy to bring a building firm to bankruptcy.


Critical reception

TV Guide wrote, "It's surprising these journalists have enough time to write their stories." [3]


  1. "I-Cover-Big-Town - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2015-08-18.
  2. "I Cover Big Town (1947) - Overview". TCM.com. Retrieved 2015-08-18.
  3. "I Cover Big Town".
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