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Park Row

Park Row

Samuel Fuller ,

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Black & White




English SDH



Iconic American filmmaker Samuel Fuller began his career as a tabloid reporter, and thrillingly drew on those skills and experiences in his extraordinary labour-of-love Park Row. An exhilarating tribute to the ideals of the free press and noble popular journalism, this two-fisted tale of battles on and off the printed page in 1880s New York is a major American rediscovery.

When Phineas Mitchell (Gene Evans), a visionary newspaperman, launches his own title The Globe, his eye-catching headlines and approach quickly ignite with the New York readership. But less impressed is Charity Hackett (Mary Welch), proprietor of long-established rival The Star, and attempts to undercut The Globe soon escalate into all-out war.


Packing more dynamite into eight reels than most directors unleash over a career, Fuller’s self-financed Park Row is a passionate, idiosyncratic work of gritty myth-making. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Park Row for the first time for home viewing in the UK.

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1 Disc

  • New digital progressive transfer in the film’s original aspect ratio
  • Isolated music and effects track
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing-impaired
  • New and exclusive 22-minute video interview with critic, scholar, and Cahiers du cinéma US editor Bill Krohn, filmed in Los Angeles at the Fullers’ home
  • New and exclusive short 3-minute video piece with remarks from Fuller’s wife, Christa Lang Fuller, filmed in Los Angeles at the Fullers’ home
  • 56-PAGE BOOKLET with a new essay Tag Gallagher; a chapter from Fuller’s autobiography, excerpts from interviews with Fuller; a 1952 letter from Irving Berlin to Samuel Fuller; facsimile examples of Park Row broadsheets; rare imagery; and still more.


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