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Front Page Woman (1935)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  20 July 1935 (USA)
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A woman reporter tries to prove she's just as good as any man, but runs into trouble along the way.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ellen Garfield
George Brent ...
Curt Devlin
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Toots
Wini Shaw ...
Inez (as Winifred Shaw)
Walter Walker ...
Judge Rickard
J. Carrol Naish ...
Robert (as J. Carroll Naish)
Gordon Westcott ...
Maitland Coulter
Dorothy Dare ...
Mae LaRue
June Martel ...
Olive Wilson
Joseph Crehan ...
Spike Kiley
J. Farrell MacDonald ...
Hallohan
Addison Richards ...
District Attorney
Joe King ...
Hartnett (as Joseph King)
Selmer Jackson ...
Joe Davis (as Selmar Jackson)
Miki Morita ...
Fuji - Stone's Servant (as Mike Morita)
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Reporter Curt Devlin loves sob sister Ellen Garfield but believes women are "bum newspapermen". When she learns the identity of a murdered arsonist, he calls it luck. When she goes after the murderer he gets enough evidence to have Maitland Coulter arrested. She finds a bunch of "not guilty" ballots and publishes the wrong story; he eavesdrops on the jury and gets the correct verdict. After being fired she gets a confession from the real killer and gets Coulter released. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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20 July 1935 (USA)  »

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Dagspressens sporhunde  »

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Trivia

In the promotional trailer, Bette Davis and George Brent talk about a proposed radio broadcast dealing with their latest picture, _Front Page Woman_. See more »

Quotes

[Devlin demands to see a possible witness]
Desk Clerk: She died seven months ago.
Curt Devlin: Ah, the perfect alibi.
Toots O'Grady: We don't want to see her then.
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Soundtracks

"A Good Old Fashioned Cocktail (With a Good Old Fashioned Gal) (1934) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played in the nightclub
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Brent & Davis were Great Together
15 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Greatly enjoyed this Betty Davis film which I had never viewed and found Davis at her very best in appearance and in a very light hearted role she portrayed as Ellen Garfield. I believe Davis was around 27 years of age when she appeared in this film and she was very charming and had a good supporting actor, George Brent, (Curt Devlin) who was a star reporter for his newspaper and was in competition with Ellen Garfield to get the big scoop or headline stopper for their respective newspapers. This couple were also love birds who had intentions to get married only under certain terms they agreed upon together, a sort of contest that would lead to some very important big steps in their lives. Veteran actor Roscoe Karns, (Toots O'Grady) was the photographer for Curt Devlin and gave a great supporting comical role through out the entire picture. This is a very enjoyable 1935 Classic film and I believe that Davis and Brent both gave outstanding performances. Enjoy.


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