Park Row
Park Row (1952)

In the 1880s, a New York City newspaper editor struggles to keep his publication from being swallowed up by his former employer, who uses dirty tactics.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 12, 1952
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Enthusiasm flows into every nook and cranny of this cozy movie: when violence breaks out in the cramped-looking set of the title street, the camera weaves in and out of the buildings as through they were a sports arena, in a single take.

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Leonard Maltin

I decided to revisit an old favorite I hadn't seen in decades, Samuel Fuller's Park Row, and I'm delighted to report that it holds up 100%. If you're unfamiliar with Fuller's work I don't know how to prepare you; it is unique in all of American...

Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

The Citizen Kane of B-movies, an absolute masterpiece born fully-formed from one very singular mind.

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Sean Axmaker

Park Row is driven by Fuller's love of old-school journalism ideals and newspaper wars.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It of course lost money but remained the director's personal favorite and one of his masterpieces.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Gritty drama about a newspaper war in NYC in 1886.

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Fernando F. Croce

In this heartfelt portrait of the artist as choleric muckraker, Fuller is a stirred engineer keeping an unflagging flow of cracked energy between performers and lenses

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Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt

Another strong, if lesser-known, depiction of the ruthless, cutthroat newspaper industry.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
Wow. What an entertaining little film. Kind of a poor man's Citizen Kane without the mystery or the multiple viewpoints. Some wild camera moves (and… More
Walter M.
In "Park Row," it is 1886 when Phineas Mitchell(Gene Evans), feeling that the newspaper that he works for, The Star, is responsible for the… More
Stella Dallas
fuller's favorite of his own films. well, he was a newspaperman. it's not my favorite but it's interesting enough. gene evans is effective as… More
Ken Stachnik
If Citizen Kane had a scrappy, not as well shot, but still frickin AWESOME, cousin, It would be Park Row. The film by it's own admission is a love letter… More