The second of eight low-budget versions of Peter B. Kyne short stories, Hot Off the Press starred Jack LaRue as Bill Jeffry, a reporter who leaves The Evening Call in favor of rival Star Bulletin. When one of the Star's intrepid newsboys, Mickey Karnes (Mickey Rentschler), is attacked, Bill, who was merely in the wrong place at the wrong time, finds himself falsely accused of the cowardly deed. Investigating the situation with the help of a friendly district attorney (Edward Hearn) and fellow reporter Jimmy (Fuzzy Knight), Bill manages to unmask the real criminal -- Evening Call publisher J.C. (Monte Blue). In return, he wins the love of stenographer Brenda Johnson (Virginia Pine).
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