|Gene Evans||Phineas Mitchell|
|Mary Welch||Charity Hackett|
|Bela Kovacs||Ottmar Mergenthaler|
Reporter Phineas Mitchell works at a successful newspaper, the Star, but does not respect the publication. After sharing his thoughts about a moral and just newspaper at a local pub, he inspires his colleagues to join him in starting a new paper, the Globe, which is an instant hit. However, the publisher of the Star, Charity Hackett, will not give up her readership easily and orders sabotage on the Globe -- even as Phineas begins to fall for her.