The apex of Hollywood comedy, Hawks' inspired reworking of 'The Front Page' has Cary Grant's cunning newspaper editor trying to win back ex-wife and star reporter Rosalind Russell by offering her a scoop immediately prior to her marriage to Ralph Bellamy. A miracle of expertly delivered rapid-fire dialogue, with gags galore milked from the prospect of a tragic execution, it's too darkly brilliant to be fully appreciated on first viewing. Endlessly funny.
- Howard Hawks
- Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy, Gene Lockhart, Porter Hall, Ernest Truex
- 92 min