The Front PageThe film tells a story of a cruel newspaper editor Walter Burns and his excellent reporter Hildy believing together can make wonderful things. One day, Hildy makes a decision to leave the newspaper business and gets married which threatens the future of newspaper. What does he face if he wants to attain his goal?Keywords:
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Directors of "The Front Page"Billy WilderBirthdate: 22 June 1906, Sucha, Galicia, Austria-Hungary [now Sucha Beskidzka, Malopolskie, Poland]
Creators of "The Front Page"Ben HechtBirthdate: 28 February 1894, New York City, New York, USACharles MacArthurBirthdate: 5 November 1895, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
Critic Reviews of "The Front Page"Time OutJanuary 26, 2006
It relies too much on foul language, inappropriate slapstick, and superficial cynicism.New York TimesJanuary 01, 2000
Even though the mechanics and demands of movie-making slow what should be the furious tempo, this Front Page displays a giddy bitterness that is rare in any films except those of Mr. Wilder. It is also, much of the time, extremely funny.EmanuelLevy.ComFebruary 22, 2012
This third version of the 1928 smash play is only mildly entertaining; Billy Wilder has no new take on the text and his stars may be too old.Urban CinefileOctober 06, 2007
Full of wonderful comedic business, throw-away lines and some effortless ensemble set pieces, The Front Page bristles with its collection of talents on both sides of the camera.... It's that Billy Wilder touch of hurtful grains of truth inside every comTV GuideAugust 14, 2007
This slick remake of the ebullient original falls short of being the film it could have been, despite the presence of master filmmaker Wilder and his engaging costars.Ozus' World Movie ReviewsMarch 16, 2007
Too much of it seemed stretched thin and unfunny.Video-Reviewmaster.comMarch 17, 2006
Funny retelling with Lemmon and Matthau guided by Billy Wilder.tonymedley.comJuly 09, 2005
not up to the originalFilm4May 24, 2003
Matthau and Lemmon put in their usual faultless turns, but cannot lift a pervading air of pointlessness.Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)July 30, 2002
It bombed then. It looks better now, but it's still a distant third in films of the playeFilmCritic.comJuly 25, 2002
Not the finest adaptation of the oft-visited source material, but hey, it's Wilder, Lemmon, and Matthau!Filmcritic.comJanuary 01, 2000
It drags in the middle, but a good first act and a stellar finale make the movie completely worthwhile.
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