The Power of the Press

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.

The Power of the Press
Theatrical poster
Directed byFrank Capra
Produced byJack Cohn
Written bySonya Levien
Frederick A. Thompson
StarringDouglas Fairbanks Jr.
Jobyna Ralston
Mildred Harris
Philo McCullough
Wheeler Oakman
CinematographyChester A. Lyons
Ted Tetzlaff
Edited byArthur Roberts
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • October 31, 1928 (1928-10-31) (U.S.)
Running time
62 min.
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

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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