THE FRONT PAGE
Directed by Billy Wilder
Starring Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau
Screenplay by Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond.
Based on the 1928 play by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur
Approx. 101 min. 35mm.
Third filming of the classic newspaper comedy, with Walter Matthau as the conniving editor and Jack Lemmon as Hildy Johnson, the reporter who wants out. Criticized for added profanity, but, as Wilder pointed out, that's how newspapermen really talked - even in the 20s.
“The greatest newspaper comedy of them all.”
– Pauline Kael