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Five Star Final

February 19, 2020 <m>(Wednesday)
Carolina Theater
309 W Morgan St
Durham, North Carolina 27701 (US)

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Edward G. Robinson's tabloid editor has a crisis of conscience when his publisher demands he resurrect a 20-year old sex and murder scandal as a circulation stunt. His self-loathing battles his cynicism after he sends a failed divinity student (played by Boris Karloff one of his last roles before Frankenstein) to callously wreck the lives of a happy family. Like internet trolls, the paper's staff is confident in their anonymity, until a tragedy forces them to face their sins. Warner Brothers' brash social issue films shared a fast-talking energy with their gangster movies.  Five Star Final is anchored by Robinson's simmering fury and his electrifying confrontation with a wronged victim, played by starlet Marian Marsh.

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