The Front Page (1974)

PG   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Romance

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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.



  • Susan Sarandon and Jack Lemmon at an event for The Front Page (1974)
  • "Front Page, The" Director Billy Wilder and Carol Burnett 1974 UI
  • "Front Page, The" Director Billy Wilder 1974 UI
  • "Front Page, The" Walter Matthau 1974 U-I
  • Billy Wilder, director, on the set of "The Front Page," 1974. Vintage silver gelatin, 9x14, signed. $800 © 1978 Bill Avery MPTV
  • Susan Sarandon and Walter Matthau at an event for The Front Page (1974)

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31 May 2007 | lastliberal
| May the wind at your back never be your own.
Billy Wilder's remake of the Ben Hecht play is a little better than the 1931 original, but not as good as the 1940 Cary Grant version (The Front Page).

Still, Jack Lemmon (won an Oscar the year before for Save the Tiger) and Walter Matthau (The Fortune Cookie, Kotch) give excellent performances, and Vincent Gardenia (Oscar nominated the year before for Bang the Drum Slowly ) and Susan Sarandon (a relatively new actress) support them to the extent that this is still a superior film.

Funny, funny film about politics and newspapers and some the the early seventies best actors. Catch this one and also see The Front Page.

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