The Power of the Press
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Theatrical poster
Directed byFrank Capra
Written bySonya Levien
Frederick A. Thompson
Produced byJack Cohn
StarringDouglas Fairbanks Jr.
Jobyna Ralston
Mildred Harris
Philo McCullough
Wheeler Oakman
CinematographyChester A. Lyons
Ted Tetzlaff
Edited byArthur Roberts
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • October 31, 1928 (1928-10-31) (U.S.)
Running time
62 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

The Power of the Press is a 1928 American silent drama film directed by Frank Capra and starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr. as an aspiring newspaper reporter and Jobyna Ralston as a young woman suspected of murder.

In 2005, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".[1][2][3]

In 1943, Columbia Pictures reused the title, without the leading The, for another newspaper picture, but it had a completely different plot and was not a remake.



  1. ^ Progressive Silent Film List: The Power of the Press at
  2. ^ "Complete National Film Registry Listing". Library of Congress. Retrieved May 7, 2020.
  3. ^ "Librarian of Congress Adds 25 Films to National Film Registry". Library of Congress. Retrieved May 7, 2020.