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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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Curt Devlin
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Toots
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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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One of eleven films Bette Davis starred in with George Brent. 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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Sassy Newspaper Comedy on TCM
17 November 2003 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Rival reporters Garfield and Devlin are also a couple who delight in scooping each other often to the detriment of their respective papers. Brent and Davis are charming together and have an easy rapport. Curtiz's workmanlike direction and the rapid fire dialogue still hold up well, helped by the story's hesitation to endorse traditional male/female roles. If this proto-screwball comedy has a flaw it's that Garfield never seems a savvy enough rival for Devlin despite topping him to keep their endless competition going. Reminiscent of `The Front Page' and `His Girl Friday.' Recommended.


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