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The Front Page

Billy Wilder / US, 1974 / 105 min.

Eight years after their first performance together in The Fortune Cookie, comedy legends Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau were paired for the second time in Billy Wilder’s remake of Howards Hawks’ adaptation of the play of the same name. In the darkly comic The Front Page, a portrait of hard-boiled journalism in Chicago during the Jazz Age, managing editor Walter Burns and ace reporter Hildy Johnson are after a scoop involving a convict who has escaped from death row.

Details

Director

Billy Wilder

Production year

1974

Country

US

Original title

The Front Page

Length

105 min.

Language

ENG

Subtitles

ENG

Format

DCP

Part of

Sweet & Sour: The Films of Billy Wilder

The legendary screenwriter and Hollywood director Billy Wilder was a brilliant word artist. His Oscar-winning classics are brimming with irresistible and cynical humour: incredibly funny, bold and incisive.

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