Watch all or sample part of this classic comedy. How does it differ from comedies of today? Remember this was made very early in the sound era and was released very early in the Great Depression. How would you remake this film? What aspects of the film still work or still ring true? What does not work and why? "The Front Page" is a 1931 American comedy film, directed by Lewis Milestone and starring Adolphe Menjou and Pat O'Brien. Based on a Broadway play of the same name, the film was produced by Howard Hughes, written by Bartlett Cormack and Charles Lederer, and distributed by United Artists. The supporting cast includes Mary Brian, George E. Stone, Matt Moore, and Edward Everett Horton. At the 4th Academy Awards, the film was nominated for Best Picture, Milestone for Best Director, and Menjou for Best Actor. The film, considered a screwball comedy, centers on an investigative reporter (Pat O'Brien) and his editor (Adolphe Menjou), who hope to cash in on a big story involving an escaped accused murderer (Stone) and hide him in a rolltop desk while everybody else tries to find him. --- Directed by Lewis Milestone, produced by Lewis Milestone and Howard Hughes, written by Bartlett Cormack and Charles Lederer, starring Adolphe Menjou, Pat O'Brien and Mary Brian.
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