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The Front Page (1931)

101 min - Comedy - 4 April 1931
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Newspaper reporter, Hildy Johnson is engaged and planning to move to New York for a higher-paying job. While waiting to cover the hanging of Earl Williams, the prisoner escapes, so Hildy seizes the opportunity by using his $260 honeymoon money to payoff an insider and get the scoop on the escape. However, Hildy then stumbles upon the bewildered escapee and hides him in a roll-top desk in the press room.

Director:  Lewis Milestone
Stars:  Pat O'Brien, Adolphe Menjou, Mary Brian, Edward Everett Horton, Walter Catlett, George E. Stone, Mae Clarke, Slim Summerville, Matt Moore, Frank McHugh

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Storyline

Newspaper reporter, Hildy Johnson is engaged and planning to move to New York for a higher-paying job. While waiting to cover the hanging of Earl Williams, the prisoner escapes, so Hildy seizes the opportunity by using his $260 honeymoon money to payoff an insider and get the scoop on the escape. However, Hildy then stumbles upon the bewildered escapee and hides him in a roll-top desk in the press room.


Collections: 1930s, Pre-Code, Lewis Milestone

Genres: Comedy

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Language:  English, Spanish
Release Date:  4 April 1931

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  The Caddo Company

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 41 min

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