The Front Page Poster

Release Date: 1974

DVD Release Date: June 17th, 1998

PG|1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary
Successful Chicago newspaper reporter Hildy Johnson (Jack Lemmon) is hanging up his journalist's hat to marry Peggy Grant (Susan Sarandon). When his editor, the arrogant, self-important Walter Burns (Walter Matthau), learns of Hildy's plans, he goes to great lengths to keep his star writer. They learn that the notorious (but possibly wrongfully accused) criminal, Earl Williams (Austin Pendleton), has escaped on the eve of his execution, and Hildy can't resist this one last sensational story.

Cast: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Carol Burnett, Susan Sarandon, Vincent Gardenia, David Wayne, Allen Garfield, Austin Pendleton

Director: Billy Wilder

Genres: Comedy drama

Keywords: Witty, Amusing, Quest, Deception, Girlfriend, Cheeky, Madcap, Offbeat


Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical