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12th Mar '17 4:13:55 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. It was produced by Creator/HowardHughes. The 1974 adaptation was directed by Creator/BillyWilder, and starred Creator/WalterMatthau as Walter and Creator/JackLemmon 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. It was produced by Creator/HowardHughes. The 1974 adaptation was directed by Creator/BillyWilder, and starred Creator/WalterMatthau as Walter and Creator/JackLemmon as Hildy, in one of [[ThoseTwoActors the ten films]] they starred in together. A young Creator/SusanSarandon also appeared as Hildy's dull fiancee Peggy.
4th Dec '16 12:30:22 PM jamespolk
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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 and Creator/JackLemmon 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. It was produced by Creator/HowardHughes. The 1974 adaptation was directed by Creator/BillyWilder, and starred Creator/WalterMatthau as Walter and Creator/JackLemmon as Hildy, in one of [[ThoseTwoActors the ten films]] they starred in together. A young Creator/SusanSarandon as Hildy's dull fiancee Peggy.
23rd Mar '16 8:15:42 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.



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 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.

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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 and Jack Lemmon Creator/JackLemmon as Hildy, in one of [[ThoseTwoActors the ten films]] they starred in together. A young Creator/SusanSarandon as Hildy's dull fiancee Peggy.
22nd Mar '16 11:19:46 AM Winter
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* YouGotMurder: During his interview with Dr. Eggelhofer, it comes out that Earl Williams once sent a mail bomb to a famous industrialist but it was returned due to insufficient postage and blew the roof off his boarding house, leading to his arrest for illegal possession of explosives.
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.



* 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.
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