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A Dispatch from Reuters


As part of his new contract with Warner Bros., Edward G. Robinson agreed to appear in the gangster comedy [[Feature~V7248~Brother Orchid~brotherorchid]] on the condition that the studio permit him to play the leading role in the lavish biopic A Dispatch from Reuters. Robinson is cast as Baron Paul Julius Reiter, who in 1833 inaugurates a "pigeon post" messenger service which is soon rendered obsolete by the invention of the telegraph. Eventually adapting to the new communications process, Reuters is able...more