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The Front Page
Directed by Lewis Milestone • 1931 • United States
Based on the Broadway play of the same name (which was also the basis for Howard Hawks’ HIS GIRL FRIDAY) THE FRONT PAGE is a screwball comedy focusing on two newspapermen hoping to capitalize on a story about an escaped prisoner.
Restored by the Academy Film Archive and The Film Foundation. Restoration funding provided by the George Lucas Family Foundation. Elements for this restoration provided by the Howard Hughes Corporation and by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, College of Fine Arts’ Department of Film and its Howard Hughes Collection at the Academy Film Archive.