Directed by Samuel Fuller • 1952 • United States
Starring Gene Evans, Mary Welch, Bela Kovacs
A passion project by former newspaperman Samuel Fuller—who wrote, directed, produced, and financed the film—PARK ROW is his vivid, personal love letter to the colorful world of old-school American journalism. In New York City in 1886, reporter Phineas Mitchell (Gene Evans) is fired from the paper where he works for criticizing its editorial standards. When he responds by establishing his own publication, built on a philosophy of journalistic integrity, the two outlets quickly become rivals in the era’s high-stakes newspaper wars.