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I Cover Big Town Details


This was the second entry in Pine-Thomas' film series based on the popular radio show Thomas. Philip Reed and Hillary Brooke return respectively as Steve Kilgore, crusading editor of the Hillary Brooke, and Steve's plucky Gal Friday Lorelei Kilbourne. In this one, Steve suspects that hard-luck Harry Hilton (Frank Wilcox) has been framed on a murder rap. Investigating on his own, our hero uncovers a conspiracy to bring financial ruin to a construction firm. He also discovers that the person behind it all is the actual murderer. A few scattered laughs are provided when Lorelei faces male chauvinism upon taking over the responsibilities of the Daily Press' police-beat reporter. To avoid confusion with the television version of Thomas, I Cover Big Town was retitled I Cover the Underworld for TV. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Phillip Reed
as Steve Wilson
Hillary Brooke
as Lorelei Kilbourne
Robert Lowery
as Pete Ryan
Robert Shayne
as Chief Tom Blake
Louis Jean Heydt
as John Moulton
Mona Barrie
as Dora Hilton
Frank Wilcox
as Harry Hilton
Leonard Penn
as Norden Royal
Vince Barnett
as Louis Murkil


William C. Thomas
William C. Thomas
William Pine
Whitman Chambers
John H. Greenhalgh, Jr.
Darrell Calker
Composer (Music Score)