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.
Dr. Max J. Eggelhofer:
Tell me, Mr. Williams, were you unhappy as a child?
Earl Williams: Not really. I had a perfectly normal childhood.
Dr. Max J. Eggelhofer: I see. You wanted to kill your father and sleep with you mother.
Earl Williams: If he's gonna talk dirty ...
Dr. Max J. Eggelhofer: When you were in grammar school, did you practice ...
Earl Williams: No...
When Hildy enters the press room to say goodbye to his fellow reporters, he greets them with a Edward G. Robinson imitation, saying "This is a raid, see." Edward G. Robinson would not become a famous enough to imitate as a "gangster" until Little Caesar came out two years later.
$17,300,000 (USA) (15 December 2015)
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