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Front Page Woman
Directed by Michael Curtiz • 1935 • United States
Starring Bette Davis, George Brent, Roscoe Karns
Extra! Extra! Laugh all about it! Bette Davis and George Brent star in this comic battle of the sexes filled with good-natured rivalry and romance. Reporters Ellen Garfield (Davis) and Curt Devlin (Brent) are very much in love, but working at competing newspapers. Curt’s not willing to concede that a woman can sniff out news as well as a man, and Ellen refuses to marry him until he does. But a nearby apartment fire and a mysterious murder will soon test their investigative skills—and their feelings for each other. Hungarian-born director Michael Curtiz would go on to become one of Hollywood’s most dependable and prolific craftsmen.