The Front Page (1948)

Earl Williams is due to be hanged tomorrow, and he's innocent. When Earl escapes from his cell, journalist Hildy Johnson seems likely to land the scoop of the century - but all he wants is to leave town.

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Ben Hecht (play), Charles MacArthur (play)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sidney James ... Hildy Johnson
Henry Gilbert Henry Gilbert ... Walter Burns
Bill Harding Bill Harding ... Wilson
Loyd Brydon Loyd Brydon ... Endicott
Norman Williams Norman Williams ... Murphy
Basil Appleby Basil Appleby ... McCue
Harold Ayer ... Schwartz
Ronan O'Casey ... Besinger
Michael Balfour ... Woodenshoes Eichhorn
Ivor Vander Ivor Vander ... Diamond Louie
Marjorie Gordon Marjorie Gordon ... Molly Malloy
MacDonald Parke MacDonald Parke ... Sheriff Hartman
Maxine Cooper ... Peggy Grant
Bessie Love ... Mrs. Grant
Launce Maraschal Launce Maraschal ... Mayor (as Launce Marashal)
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Storyline

Earl Williams is due to be hanged tomorrow, and he's innocent. When Earl escapes from his cell, journalist Hildy Johnson seems likely to land the scoop of the century - but all he wants is to leave town.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 1948 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The Front Page opened at the Times Square Theater (New York City) on August 14, 1929 and ran for 276 performances. See more »

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Version of The Front Page (1931) See more »

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