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The Front Page (1931)

imdb rating6.7Rotten Tomatoes rating93%Metacritic rating76%
Hildy Johnson is an investigative reporter is looking for a bigger paycheck. When an accused murderer escapes from custody, Hildy sees an opportunity for the story of a lifetime. But when he finds the criminal, he learns that the man may not be guilty. With the help of his editor, Hildy attempts to hide the convict, uncover the conspiracy and write the scoop of his career.

Director

portraitLewis Milestone

Cast

portraitPat O’Brien - Hildy Johnson
portraitAdolphe Menjou - Walter Burns
portraitMary Brian - Peggy Grant
portraitEdward Everett Horton - Bensinger
portraitWalter Catlett - Murphy
portraitGeorge E. Stone - Earl Williams
portraitMae Clarke - Molly
portraitSlim Summerville - Pincus
portraitMatt Moore - Kruger
portraitFrank McHugh - McCue
portraitClarence Wilson - Sheriff Hartman
portraitFred Howard - Schwartz
portraitPhil Tead - Wilson
portraitEugene Strong - Endicott
portraitSpencer Charters - Woodenshoes
portraitMaurice Black - Diamond Louie
portraitEffie Ellsler - Mrs. Grant
portraitDorothea Wolbert - Jenny
portraitJames Gordon - The Mayor
portraitHerman J. Mankiewicz - (Undetermined Secondary Role)
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