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The Front Page (1974)

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105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

As a tabloid newspaper editor tries to prevent his top reporter from retiring, an escaped death row convict shows up at the office trying to convey his innocence.
Writers
Ben Hecht (play) | Charles MacArthur (play) | Billy Wilder (screenplay) | I.A.L. Diamond (screenplay)
Producer
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Jordan Cronenweth (as Jordan S. Cronenweth)
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$4,000,000
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Release date
Dec 18, 1974 (United States)

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27 cast members
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Jack Lemmon
Hildy Johnson Hildy Johnson   See fewer
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Walter Matthau
Walter Burns Walter Burns   See fewer
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Susan Sarandon
Peggy Grant Peggy Grant   See fewer
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Vincent Gardenia
Sheriff Sheriff   See fewer
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David Wayne
Bensinger Bensinger   See fewer
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Austin Pendleton
Earl Williams Earl Williams   See fewer
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Herb Edelman
Schwartz (as Herbert Edelman) Schwartz (as Herbert Edelman)   See fewer
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Martin Gabel
Dr. Eggelhofer Dr. Eggelhofer   See fewer
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Harold Gould
The Mayor The Mayor   See fewer
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Cliff Osmond
Jacobi Jacobi   See fewer
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Dick O'Neill
McHugh McHugh   See fewer
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Jon Korkes
Rudy Keppler Rudy Keppler   See fewer
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Lou Frizzell
Endicott Endicott   See fewer
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Paul Benedict
Plunkett Plunkett   See fewer
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Doro Merande
Jennie Jennie   See fewer
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Noam Pitlik
Wilson Wilson   See fewer
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Joshua Shelley
Cab Driver Cab Driver   See fewer
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Allen Jenkins
Telegrapher Telegrapher   See fewer
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Biff Elliot
Police Dispatcher Police Dispatcher   See fewer
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Barbara Davis
Myrtle Myrtle   See fewer
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Carol Burnett
Mollie Malloy Mollie Malloy   See fewer
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Bob Harks
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mark Sawtelle
Boy (uncredited) Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.3 / 10 | 11,198 votes