Headline Crasher (1937)
"Headline Crasher" is a Conn Pictures Corporation production that was distributed on a regional basis by Guaranteed Pictures which, for the sources that seem to think otherwise, was a distribution company and not a production company. It was adapted by Harry O. Hoyt from Peter B.Kyne's "Motion To Adjourn" with the screenplay supplied by Sherman L. Lowe. It is another in the series of Frankie Darro/Kane Richmond pictures produced by Maurice Conn, with Darro as Jimmy Tallant, the care-free son of Senator Tallant, who feels compelled to help people he thinks are in distress and, by doing so, stays in trouble of some kind. The Senator is running for re-election, and is opposed by a newspaper that assigns reporter Larry Deering to the task of writing stories that will lead to the Senator's defeat. Scarlotti, a paroled convict leader of a gang of bank robbers, also has a bone to pick with the Senator. Jimmy's handy-andy good deeds gets him seemingly involved with the gang and this also brings up some situations that does not help his daddy's re-election bid.