PG | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
As a tabloid newspaper editor tries to prevent his top reporter from retiring, an escaped death row convict shows up at the office trying to convey his innocence.
The stage version of The Front Page, on which this film is based, opened at the Times Square Theater on August 14, 1928 and ran for 276 performances.
'Honest Pete' Hartman Sheriff of Clark County:
Daily News. Examiner.
Hildebrand 'Hildy' Johnson: Here you are, Rudy. The new man.
'Honest Pete' Hartman Sheriff of Clark County: Oh, what happened? They finally fire you?
Hildebrand 'Hildy' Johnson: I'm retiring to my country estate outside Philadelphia.
'Honest Pete' Hartman Sheriff of Clark County: Well, in that case, I will have a drink!
Hildebrand 'Hildy' Johnson: No, you won't. Not my liquor!
Rudy Keppler of the Chicago Examiner: What should I do with the...
Walter Burns visits a Balaban-Katz theater while it is showing a Universal Newsreel. Universal distributed this film but the Balaban-Katz chain was controlled by Paramount and would have shown the Paramount Newsreel. In addition, at the time this film was set, Universal distributed Hearst's International Newsreel. The Universal Newsreel was first seen in August, 1929.
$17,300,000 (USA) (15 December 2015)