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824 Ratings

The Front Page

Directed by Billy Wilder
United States, 1974
Comedy, Drama, Romance


Successful newspaper reporter Hildy Johnson is quitting his job to get married. However, his scheming editor, Walter Burns, has other plans. They learn that a notorious (but possibly wrongfully accused) criminal has escaped on the eve of his execution, and Hildy can’t resist this one last story.

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The Front Page Directed by Billy Wilder

Awards & Festivals

Writers Guild of America

1975 | Nominee: Best Comedy Adapted from Another Medium (Screen)

Golden Globes (USA)

1975 | 3 nominations including: Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

David di Donatello Awards

1975 | 2 wins including: Best Foreign Director

Critics reviews

Like it or not, thi film has a distinctive flavor that comes from aging. For me it is vintage vinegar mellowed into bittersweet wine.
December 23, 1974
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