Fun Size Review: The Power of the Press (1928)

Really delightful newspaper picture starring Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. (still a teen and trying to forge his own career outside of his father’s gigantic swashbuckling shadow) and directed by Frank Capra, whose career was really firing up.

Doug plays a cub reporter who must solve a murder, romance a suspect, expose political corruption and win his job back. He also has a thing or two to learn about journalistic ethics and car chases. Mildred Harris and Jobyna Ralston offer able support. One of the most enjoyable films of the late silent era with both director and star showcasing their considerable talents.

How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.
Doug, Jr. tracks down the real killers and, after a wild car chase, wins at both employment and romance with Miss Ralston.

Read my full-length review here.

If it were a dessert it would be: Chocolate Pistachio Mini Cream Pies. It’s not a giant epic but the flavor combination is classic and everyone will love it.

Availability: Released on DVD.