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21st Nov '15 9:02:40 PM Mdumas43073
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Besides being made twice under this title, the story has been remade two more times under different titles. The 1940 classic ''Film/HisGirlFriday'' did a GenderFlip, casting Rosalind Russell as a female Hildy Johnson, and making Walter (Creator/CaryGrant) her ex-husband as well as her old boss. ''The Front Page'' was remade yet again as ''Switching Channels'' in 1988, which updated the story from newspapers to TV.
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Besides being made twice under this title, the story has been remade two more times under different titles. The 1940 classic ''Film/HisGirlFriday'' did a GenderFlip, casting Rosalind Russell as a female Hildy Johnson, and making Walter (Creator/CaryGrant) her ex-husband as well as her old boss. ''The Front Page'' was remade yet again as ''Switching Channels'' in 1988, which updated the story from newspapers to TV. TV and starred Burt Reynolds and Kathleen Turner.
21st Nov '15 9:01:26 PM Mdumas43073
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There have been two films called ''The Front Page'', both adaptations of the 1929 play of the same name. The first was released in 1931 and the second was released in 1974.
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There have been two films called ''The '''''The Front Page'', Page''''', both adaptations of the 1929 play of the same name. The first was released in 1931 and the second was released in 1974.
21st Nov '15 9:00:09 PM Mdumas43073
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The 1931 film was directed by Lewis Milestone and starred Adolphe Menjou as Walter and Pat O'Brien as Hildy. The 1974 adaptation was directed by Creator/BillyWilder, and starred Walter Matthau as Walter, Jack Lemmon as Hildy, in one of [[ThoseTwoActors the ten films]] they starred in together. A young Creator/SusanSarandon as Hildy's dull fiancee Peggy.
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The 1931 film was directed by Lewis Milestone and starred Adolphe Menjou as Walter and Pat O'Brien as Hildy. The 1974 adaptation was directed by Creator/BillyWilder, and starred Creator/WalterMatthau as Walter Matthau as Walter, and Jack Lemmon as Hildy, in one of [[ThoseTwoActors the ten films]] they starred in together. A young Creator/SusanSarandon as Hildy's dull fiancee Peggy.
6th Sep '15 7:13:14 PM freesefan
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The 1931 film was directed by Lewis Milestone and starred Adolphe Menjou as Walter and Pat O'Brien as Hildy. The 1974 adaptation was directed by Creator/BillyWilder, and starred Walter Matthaw as Walter, Jack Lemmon as Hildy, in one of [[ThoseTwoActors the ten films]] they starred in together. Susan Sarandon as Hildy's dull fiancee Peggy.
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The 1931 film was directed by Lewis Milestone and starred Adolphe Menjou as Walter and Pat O'Brien as Hildy. The 1974 adaptation was directed by Creator/BillyWilder, and starred Walter Matthaw Matthau as Walter, Jack Lemmon as Hildy, in one of [[ThoseTwoActors the ten films]] they starred in together. Susan Sarandon A young Creator/SusanSarandon as Hildy's dull fiancee Peggy.

* BatmanGambit: Burns assigns an inept cub reporter to replace Hildy, knowing that Hildy won't be able to stand by and let the kid mess up.
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* BatmanGambit: In the 1974 adaptation Burns assigns an inept cub reporter to replace Hildy, knowing that Hildy won't be able to stand by and let the kid mess up.

* BringMyBrownPants: The new ''Examiner'' reporter "did a bad thing in [his] pants" when the guards start shooting during Williams' breakout. This spoils a key photograph of Earl Williams due to wet film.
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* BringMyBrownPants: The In the 1974 adaptaton the new ''Examiner'' reporter "did a bad thing in [his] pants" when the guards start shooting during Williams' breakout. This spoils a key photograph of Earl Williams due to wet film.

* DisposableFiance: Peggy.
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* DisposableFiance: Peggy.Peggy, as revealed at the end of the 1974 film. In the 1931 film Hildy does dump her, but feels bad about it, and they get back together at the end, although Walter is clearly going to keep meddling.

* DisposableFiance: Peggy.HypocriticalHumor: In the 1931 film, the reports who relentlessly slut-shame poor Molly have pictures of naked women on the wall.

* MarriedToTheJob: The core conflict is largely about this.
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* MarriedToTheJob: The core conflict is largely about this.this, for Hildy anyway, as Walter isn't at all conflicted about being married to the job.
24th Aug '15 2:16:58 PM freesefan
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* {{Streetwalker}}: Molly Malloy, Earl Wlliams' only friend, identifies herself as this in the 1931 film.
24th Aug '15 6:02:43 AM freesefan
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* IronicJuxtaposition: The 1931 film opens with a large bag of flour that is labeled "Sunshine Flower--Insures Domestic Happiness." The camera zooms out to reveal that the bag of flour is being used as a weight to test a gallows.
28th Feb '15 9:59:01 AM jamespolk
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A 1974 film, starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. An adaptation of the 1929 play of the same name. Walter Burns (Matthau), editor of the ''Chicago Examiner'', wants IntrepidReporter Hildebrand "Hildy" Johnson (Lemmon) to cover the execution of convicted murderer Earl Williams--but Hildy announces that he's quitting the newspaper business, getting married, and moving to Philadelphia. Burns promptly sets out to lure Hildy back, mainly by sabotaging his engagement to the [[DisposableFiance sweet but bland]] Peggy (Susan Sarandon). Then, when Hildy goes to the courthouse to say goodbye to the other reporters, Williams escapes, and Hildy [[GoingForTheBigScoop gets drawn back into the game]] as he senses a lead and starts uncovering the political machinations behind Williams's arrest and pending execution. ''The Front Page'' is the 3rd of four film versions of the play. It was preceded by a 1931 version starring Adolphe Menjou and Pat O'Brien, and by ''HisGirlFriday'' in 1940; it was followed by ''Switching Channels'' in 1988, which updated the story from newspapers to TV.
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A 1974 film, starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. An adaptation There have been two films called ''The Front Page'', both adaptations of the 1929 play of the same name. name. The first was released in 1931 and the second was released in 1974. Walter Burns (Matthau), Burns, editor of the ''Chicago Examiner'', wants IntrepidReporter Hildebrand "Hildy" Johnson (Lemmon) to cover the execution of convicted murderer Earl Williams--but Hildy announces that he's quitting the newspaper business, getting married, and moving to Philadelphia. Burns promptly sets out to lure Hildy back, mainly by sabotaging his engagement to the [[DisposableFiance sweet but bland]] Peggy (Susan Sarandon).Peggy. Then, when Hildy goes to the courthouse to say goodbye to the other reporters, Williams escapes, and Hildy [[GoingForTheBigScoop gets drawn back into the game]] as he senses a lead and starts uncovering the political machinations behind Williams's arrest and pending execution. The 1931 film was directed by Lewis Milestone and starred Adolphe Menjou as Walter and Pat O'Brien as Hildy. The 1974 adaptation was directed by Creator/BillyWilder, and starred Walter Matthaw as Walter, Jack Lemmon as Hildy, in one of [[ThoseTwoActors the ten films]] they starred in together. Susan Sarandon as Hildy's dull fiancee Peggy. Besides being made twice under this title, the story has been remade two more times under different titles. The 1940 classic ''Film/HisGirlFriday'' did a GenderFlip, casting Rosalind Russell as a female Hildy Johnson, and making Walter (Creator/CaryGrant) her ex-husband as well as her old boss. ''The Front Page'' is the 3rd of four film versions of the play. It was preceded by a 1931 version starring Adolphe Menjou and Pat O'Brien, and by ''HisGirlFriday'' in 1940; it was followed by remade yet again as ''Switching Channels'' in 1988, which updated the story from newspapers to TV.

* ChekhovsGun: Bensinger's desk, and [[spoiler: the governor's reprieve for Williams]].
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* ChekhovsGun: Bensinger's desk, and [[spoiler: the governor's reprieve for Williams]].Williams.

* TheDanza: Walter Matthau as Walter Burns.

* LastMinuteReprieve: A messenger arrives with a reprieve for Earl Williams hours before he's scheduled to be executed (but after he escapes). The Mayor explains he can't accept a reprieve for someone not in their custody and offers the messenger a night at a brothel on his dime. [[spoiler: The Sheriff then raids that same brothel ("for the family vote") and the reprieve winds up in the cell next to Walter and Hildy, who are more than happy to see it used.]]
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* LastMinuteReprieve: A messenger arrives with a reprieve for Earl Williams hours before he's scheduled to be executed (but after he escapes). The Mayor explains he can't accept a reprieve for someone not in their custody and offers the messenger a night at a brothel on his dime. [[spoiler: The Sheriff then raids that same brothel ("for the family vote") and the reprieve winds up in the cell next to Walter and Hildy, who are more than happy to see it used.]]

* TrainStationGoodbye: Walter sends off Hildy and Peggy at the station, giving Hildy his watch as a wedding gift. [[spoiler: Then he wires ahead to have Hildy arrested for stealing it.]]
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* TrainStationGoodbye: Walter sends off Hildy and Peggy at the station, giving Hildy his watch as a wedding gift. [[spoiler: Then he wires ahead to have Hildy arrested for stealing it.]]
4th Dec '14 7:17:40 AM Winter
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* BringMyBrownPants: The new ''Examiner'' reporter "did a bad thing in [his] pants" when the guards start shooting during Williams' breakout.
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* BringMyBrownPants: The new ''Examiner'' reporter "did a bad thing in [his] pants" when the guards start shooting during Williams' breakout. This spoils a key photograph of Earl Williams due to wet film.

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* BringMyBrownPants: LastMinuteReprieve: A messenger arrives with a reprieve for Earl Williams hours before he's scheduled to be executed (but after he escapes). The new ''Examiner'' reporter "did Mayor explains he can't accept a bad thing reprieve for someone not in [his] pants" when their custody and offers the guards start shooting during Williams' breakout.messenger a night at a brothel on his dime. [[spoiler: The Sheriff then raids that same brothel ("for the family vote") and the reprieve winds up in the cell next to Walter and Hildy, who are more than happy to see it used.]]
26th Feb '14 7:43:51 AM Winter
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* SelfSurgery: As he's being wheeled away, Dr. Eggelhofer demands a scalpel and a mirror to operate on his wound.
16th Sep '13 5:09:03 PM Tarlonniel
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[[caption-width-right:350:''[[TheOddCouple "Can two divorced men work in a newspaper office without driving each other crazy?"]]'']]
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[[caption-width-right:350:''[[TheOddCouple [[caption-width-right:350:''[[Theatre/TheOddCouple "Can two divorced men work in a newspaper office without driving each other crazy?"]]'']]
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