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The Front Page (1931)

TV-PG
101 min | Comedy

An investigative reporter sees an opportunity for the story of a lifetime when an accused murderer escapes hanging.
Writers
Ben Hecht (by) | Charles MacArthur (by) | Bartlett Cormack (adaptation) | Charles Lederer (additional dialogue)
Cinematographer
Glen MacWilliams (photography)
Editor
Duncan Mansfield (as W. Duncan Mansfield)
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$1,526,000
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Release date
Apr 4, 1931 (United States)

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29 cast members
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Adolphe Menjou
Walter Burns Walter Burns   See fewer
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Pat O'Brien
Hildy Johnson Hildy Johnson   See fewer
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Mary Brian
Peggy Grant Peggy Grant   See fewer
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Edward Everett Horton
Roy B. Bensinger Roy B. Bensinger   See fewer
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Walter Catlett
Murphy (as Walter L. Catlett) Murphy (as Walter L. Catlett)   See fewer
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George E. Stone
Earl Williams Earl Williams   See fewer
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Mae Clarke
Molly Molloy Molly Molloy   See fewer
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Slim Summerville
Irving Pincus Irving Pincus   See fewer
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Matt Moore
Kruger Kruger   See fewer
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Clarence Wilson
Sheriff Hartman (as Clarence H. Wilson) Sheriff Hartman (as Clarence H. Wilson)   See fewer
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Fred Howard
Schwartz (as Freddie Howard) Schwartz (as Freddie Howard)   See fewer
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Phil Tead
Wilson Wilson   See fewer
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Eugene Strong
Endicott (as Gene Strong) Endicott (as Gene Strong)   See fewer
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Spencer Charters
Woodenshoes Woodenshoes   See fewer
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Maurice Black
Diamond Louie Diamond Louie   See fewer
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Effie Ellsler
Mrs. Grant Mrs. Grant   See fewer
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James Gordon
The Mayor The Mayor   See fewer
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Richard Alexander
Jacobi (uncredited) Jacobi (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Donlan
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dot Farley
Madame (uncredited) Madame (uncredited)   See fewer
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Francis Ford
Carl - a Detective (uncredited) Carl - a Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sol Gorss
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Max Hoffman Jr.
Searcher at Speakeasy Door (uncredited) Searcher at Speakeasy Door (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Magrill
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Herman J. Mankiewicz
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited) Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lewis Milestone
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Gustav von Seyffertitz
Professor Max J. Egelhoffer (uncredited) Professor Max J. Egelhoffer (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.7 / 10 | 2,124 votes