This Man Is News
This Man is News is a 1938 British comedy mystery film directed by David MacDonald and starring Barry K. Barnes, Valerie Hobson, Alastair Sim and Edward Lexy. The screenplay concerns a journalist who solves a crime of which he himself is suspected. A "quota quickie", it was made for a mere £6,000, but "was among the highest grossing films of 1938".
|This Man is News|
|Directed by||David MacDonald|
|Produced by||Anthony Havelock-Allan|
|Written by||Basil Dearden |
|Starring||Barry K. Barnes |
|Edited by||Reginald Beck|
|Distributed by||Paramount British Pictures|
TV Guide gave the film three out of five stars and wrote, "Though Barnes and Hobson may not quite be another William Powell and Myrna Loy, they handle the assignment with humor and great style. The film is directed with energy and the dialogue helps carry the brisk pace along. This is the first screenwriting credit for Basil Dearden, who would go on to do many stories, both serious and topical, in association with noted British producer and art director Michael Relph."