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The Front Page

1974 Rated PG 1hr 45m

Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau play battling newspapermen in 1920s Chicago in this fast-paced version of the comedy classic from director Billy Wilder. Lemmon is ace reporter Hildy Johnson and Matthau his irascible editor, Walter Burns. Hildy wants to quit and marry Peggy Grant (Susan Sarandon), but Walter will do anything to stop him, and an escaped killer (Austin Pendleton) gives him just the scoop he needs to lure Hildy back to work.

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Movie Details

1975 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) nominee
  • Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) nominee
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) nominee
  • Top 100 Laughs nominee
Parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1


Spanish (Neutral), French

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital Mono