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Front Page 1975


From Amazon: Charles MacArthur and Ben Hecht's classic newspaper comedy--about a conniving editor who talks his star reporter out of getting married long enough to cover a big story--has survived lesser adaptations than this one. (Ever see Switching Channels?) But few have been more disappointing. Billy Wilder teamed Walter Matthau (as the unscrupulous editor) and Jack Lemmon (as the fast-talking reporter), who try to get the scoop on everyone else in the story of a convicted killer who escapes on his way to the electric chair. But Matthau and Lemmon, as good as they are, succumb to the temptation to do shtick--and Carol Burnett shows up in a...

Directed By:
Billy WilderBilly Wilder
Written By:
No image existsI.A.L. Diamond
Billy WilderBilly Wilder
Starring:
Jack LemmonJack Lemmon
No image existsWalter Matthau
Carol BurnettCarol Burnett
Austin PendletonAustin Pendleton
No image existsVincent Gardenia
No image existsCharles Durning
Susan SarandonSusan Sarandon

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Front Page Movie Review by Movie Addict (5/31/2007)

Billy Wilder's remake of the Ben Hecht play is a little better than the 1931 original, but not as good as the 1940 Cary Grant version (His Girl Friday).

Still, Jack Lemmon (won an Oscar the year before for Save the Tiger) and Walter Matthau (The Fortune Cookie, Kotch) give excellent performances, and Vincent Gardenia...

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