The Power of the Press

For the 1943 film, see Power of the Press (1943 film).
The Power of the Press

Promotional movie poster for the film
Directed by Frank Capra
Produced by Jack Cohn
Written by Sonya Levien
Frederick A. Thompson
Starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr
Jobyna Ralston
Mildred Harris
Philo McCullough
Wheeler Oakman
Cinematography Chester A. Lyons
Ted Tetzlaff
Edited by Arthur Roberts
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release dates
  • October 31, 1928 (1928-10-31) (U.S.)
Running time
62 min.
Country United States
Language Silent film
English intertitles

The Power of the Press is a 1928 silent 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.

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 used the title again for another newspaper picture, but it had a completely different plot and thus was not a remake. That movie had Lee Tracy as managing editor of a newspaper, and starred Guy Kibbee as the publisher. The title of the 1943 movie was "Power of the Press," with no "the."



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