The Front Page

"Very Good"

The Front Page Review


Billy Wilder's version of the classic play carries a lot of fond memories for former newspapermen like myself, but I don't expect The Front Page to resonate quite so well with the rest of the populace. Lemmon plays it straight as a reporter bent on getting out of the business in order to get married while Matthau's hilariously over-the-top editor does everything in his power to keep him on the payroll during a fantastic jailbreak in 1920s Chicago. It drags in the middle, but a good first act and a stellar finale make the movie completely worthwhile.


The Front Page

Facts and Figures

Run time: 105 mins

In Theaters: Tuesday 17th December 1974

Distributed by: Universal Pictures

Production compaines: Universal Studios

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 73%
Fresh: 16 Rotten: 6

IMDB: 7.4 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Producer:

Starring: as Hildebrand Johnson, as Walter Burns/Otto Fishbine, as Peggy Grant, as 'Honest Pete' Hartman Sheriff of Clark County, as Roy Bensinger of the Tribune, as Kruger, as Earl Williams, as Murphy, as Schwartz, Martin Gabel as Dr. Max J. Eggelhofer, as The Mayor/Herbie/Green Hornet, as Officer Jacobi, Dick O'Neill as McHugh, as Rudy Keppler of the Chicago Examiner, as Mollie Malloy

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