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    Edward G. Robinson builds the world’s first international news agency in this engrossing true story costarring Edna Best and Eddie Albert. Struggling to establish a system that delivers messages with reliability and speed, Julius Reuter (Robinson) becomes a success when he launches a European telegraph service that transmits news by wire. Competing with a British concern that’s out to steal his clients, Reuter lays a line to a remote coastal town that gives him the lead on American news brought to England by boat. The first to report Lincoln’s assassination, Reuter faces ruin when his exclusive causes London’s stock market to crash and no one else can confirm the story. Lavishly produced and featuring an extraordinary cast of supporting players, A Dispatch from Reuters was directed by William Dieterle, who specialized in biographical dramas and whose The Life of Emile Zola won the 1937 Academy Award® for Best Picture.

    • Release Date: 1940
    • Runtime: 90:00
    • Genre: Drama;Biography
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    • Format: DVD-NTSC
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    • Aspect: ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 1.85:1
    • Rating: PG-13
    • Audio: MONO - English
    • Color/BW: Color
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    • Copyright: © 2001 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
    • Number of Discs: 1
    • Disc Format: DVD-5

    Starring:
    Edward G. Robinson
    Edna Best
    Eddie Albert
    Albert Bassermann
    Gene Lockhart
    Otto Kruger
    Nigel Bruce
    Montagu Love
    James Stephenson
    Walter Kingsford
    David Bruce
    Dickie Moore
    Billy Dawson
    Richard Nichols
    Lumsden Hare

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    Directed by:
    William Dieterle

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