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Morris Paley is Polly Perkins' editor at the New York Chronicle. He is concerned for Polly's safety as she keeps taking large, dangerous risks.
Morris Paley is the genial, old editor of the New York Chronicle. He sits in his big office with its huge window overlooking New York City, filling his newspaper with useful reports. His largest concern and cause of heart palpitations is his star reporter Polly Perkins. He cares about all of his reporters, but Polly is like a daughter to him. He enjoys the reports that Polly submits but worries about the trouble she gets into to get the information.
Editor Paley Doing Some Editing.
Paley Warns Polly to Evacuate. Giant Robots Don't Care How Sassy You Are, Polly.
In 1939, Morris Paley edits the New York Chronicle. Polly Perkins comes to him with news that she is following an important lead. Paley warns her that the Case of the Missing Scientists may lead to danger. Polly does not listen and continues to dig deeper. During the first Giant Robot attack, Polly Perkins asks Paley to research a man named Dr. Totenkopf. He agrees but alerts Perkins to flee Manhattan. Giant Robots are attacking. Of course, Polly disobeys his instructions, and Paley suffers in stress as Polly is rescued and rendezvous with Joe " Sky Captain" Sullivan. Paley performs the research into Totenkopf with the help of his assistant. He finds only one obscure article from World War I Germany, but this clue points Polly in the right direction.
Personality and Traits
Morris Paley is a friendly man who cares too much. He invests emotionally in his employees, and the danger that they place themselves in cause him to worry. Although he is always helpful in finding necessary information, he wants his reporters to stay safe. He wants his newspaper to report how calm the world is, but this dream is never going to happen.
Morris Paley's name is a witty play on words. Morris is from the Latin conjugation "to die" and Pale is a light skin pallor due shock. Therefore, as befits his character, Editor Paley is scared pale and nearly to death by Polly Perkin's risks.