The Front Page (1931)
|Producer(s)||Lewis Milestone, Howard Hughes (uncredited)|
|Top Topics||Based on Play, Reporters|
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The Front Page (1931) was a Comedy - Black-and-white Film directed by Lewis Milestone and produced by Lewis Milestone and Howard Hughes.
The Front Page was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2010.
Academy Awards 1930/31 --- Ceremony Number 4 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Actor||Adolphe Menjou||Nominated|
|Best Director||Lewis Milestone||Nominated|
|Best Picture||The Caddo Company||Nominated|
The Front Page (1931): His Boy FridayBy 4 Star Film Fan on Apr 22, 2022 From 4 Star Films
With The Front Page, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur’s ode to the Mythical Kingdom, the world of newshounds was translated to the movies by Bartlett Cormack and Charles Lederer. Given their own experience hammering away at copy, they locked in on the newsroom parlance going so far as to base m... Read full article
Billy Wilder's The Front PageBy Rick29 on Dec 7, 2020 From Classic Film & TV Cafe
Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon. Hildy Johnson (Jack Lemmon) has decided to give up his career as the star reporter for the Chicago Examiner after proposing to the love of his life (Susan Sarandon). His publisher, Walter Burns (Walter Matthau), doesn't plan to let Hildy quit without a fight. He need... Read full article
THE FRONT PAGE (1931) On Blu-rayBy Dan Day Jr. on Sep 7, 2015 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog
In this age of film remakes, reboots, and reworkings, it's worth pointing out that some remakes are better known than the original. HIS GIRL FRIDAY is universally considered one of the best comedies made during the Golden Age of Hollywood, and a career highlight for both star Cary Grant and director... Read full article
The Front Page (1931)By Angela on Nov 21, 2013 From Hollywood Revue
Just before Earl Williams (George E. Stone) is to be executed, the big question on many newspaper reporters minds is where isn’t about the execution, but where Hildy Johnson (Pat O’Brien) is.? Hildy is one of the top reporters in Chicago and with the execution being such a big story, it&... Read full article
A Tale of Two Johnsons: "The Front Page" and "His Girl Friday"By David on Sep 21, 2013 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze
This post is part of the Journalism in Classic Film Blogathon, co-sponsored by Comet Over Hollywood and Lindsay's Movie Musings. The difference between "The Front Page" and "His Girl Friday" is pre-code versus post-code, scene chewers versus scene stealers and, above all, Hildebrand Johnson versu... Read full article
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[Walter's elbow conveniently hits a typewriter keyboard]
Walter Burns: ...stole my watch!
Hildebrand 'Hildy' Johnson: I'm all washed up.
Walter Burns: What's that?
Hildebrand 'Hildy' Johnson: I mean it this time, Walter.
Peggy Grant: Oh, Hildy, if I only thought you did!
Hildebrand 'Hildy' Johnson: If I'm not telling you the absolute truth, may I fall dead. I'm going to New York tonight with you, if you give me one last chance. I'm going to cut out drinking and swearing and everything connected with the crazy newspaper business! Honey, I'll never even read a newspaper.
[Hildy tries to explain to his fiancee why he's still working for Walter Burns' newspaper when he promised to resign]
Hildebrand 'Hildy' Johnson: Listen, dear, something terrific has happened. I was going to tell but I couldn't!
Walter Burns: Tell her nothing. She's a woman, you fool!
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The play "The Front Page" opened at the Times Square Theater on August 14, 1929, and ran for 276 performances.
Cinematographer Hal Mohr replaced Tony Gaudio.
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