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Front Page Woman (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 20 July 1935 (USA)
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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Inez (as Winifred Shaw)
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Judge Rickard
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Robert (as J. Carroll Naish)
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Maitland Coulter
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Mae LaRue
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Olive Wilson
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Spike Kiley
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Hallohan
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Hartnett (as Joseph King)
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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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Dagspressens Sporhunde  »

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Wini Shaw does not sing in this film. See more »

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[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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Remade as Blondes at Work (1938) See more »

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"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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the one about the male and female competing reporters
16 June 2013 | by See all my reviews

Bette Davis and George Brent star in "Front Page Woman," a 1935 film from Warner Brothers. Davis and Brent, of course, were often paired, and they make a cute couple here. Davis is reporter Ellen Garfield, and Brent is ace reporter Curt Devlin. They're in love, but competitive at the same time, Ellen determined to prove herself. Given the time period, Curt pooh-poohs Ellen's abilities, because of course as a married woman, she isn't going to be working. But she's not marrying him until she proves herself, and as far as working after marriage -- well, we'll see. The two compete getting the story on a murder case, even listening at the keyhole during jury deliberation and both reporting opposite verdicts - and both making headlines. It's a game of oneupmanship all the way through. Surprisingly feminist in its tone at the end, "Front Page Woman" is a fun film, with a hilarious performance by Roscoe Karns as a photographer thrown in. Always great to see Davis at any age. Here, young, blond, and vivacious, she's adorable.


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