The Front Page

The Front Page

Chicago managing editor (Adolphe Menjou) stalls ace reporter (Pat O'Brien) with story.

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The Front Page


Comedy101 Mins1931

Adapted from the 1928 stage play, this comedy follows Hildy Johnson (Pat O'Brien), an investigative reporter looking for a bigger paycheck. When an accused murderer (George E. Stone) escapes from custody, Hildy sees an opportunity for the story of a lifetime. But when he finds the criminal, he learns that the man may not be guilty. With the help of his editor (Adolphe Menjou), Hildy attempts to hide the convict, uncover the conspiracy and write the scoop of his career.


  • Amusing
  • Witty