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Front Page
Front Page
Actors: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Susan Sarandon, Vincent Gardenia, David Wayne
Director: Billy Wilder
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama
PG     1998     1hr 45min

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...  more »


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Actors: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Susan Sarandon, Vincent Gardenia, David Wayne
Director: Billy Wilder
Creators: Jordan Cronenweth, Billy Wilder, Jennings Lang, Paul Monash, Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur, I.A.L. Diamond
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Romantic Comedies, Billy Wilder, Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Love & Romance
Studio: Universal Studios
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 06/17/1998
Original Release Date: 12/17/1974
Theatrical Release Date: 12/17/1974
Release Year: 1998
Run Time: 1hr 45min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
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Movie Reviews

Lemmon and Mathau are comic gold!!
mweusthoff | St. Louis MO | 06/17/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

""The Front Page" is a must-see for any fans of Jack Lemmon and Walter Mathau! I bought the movie before I ever even saw it and I loved it! These two are as funny as ever in this comedy about two reporters who are on top of the hottest story in town. This is a great film to watch, although Carol Burnett's character was a down side to it, but you hardly even notice it with the rest of the fine cast. The DVD offers an overall good presentation of the film in standard (unfortunately not widescreen)format. Bottom line- it's worth buying, even if you've never seen it! Especially with the great price!"
Great Entertainment!
spiderorchid | Germany | 03/10/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In my opinion the best of the Lemmon/Matthau movies. It's everything a screwball-comedy should be: fast, funny, cynical. The cast is perfect and Wilder's direction brilliant. I liked "His Girl Friday" but "The Front Page" is even better."
Now in Widescreen
Erik NYC | 07/05/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Kudos to Universal for reissuing "The Front Page" in wide screen (and enhanced for 16x9 televisions). The first DVD version, released in 2001, was in full screen. "The Front Page" may not be the best version of this story ("His Girl Friday") but it isn't the worst either ("Switching Channels"). And any film directed by Billy Wilder and featuring the team of Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau is worth a look."
Jack Lemmon and Walther Matthau At Best
spiderorchid | 03/15/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A very funny movie, if you like to laugh buy this one it is one of the best comedies you'll ever see."