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Front Page Woman (1935)

Passed | | 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.

Director:

Michael Curtiz

Writers:

Laird Doyle (screen play), Lillie Hayward (screen play) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bette Davis ... Ellen Garfield
George Brent ... Curt Devlin
Roscoe Karns ... Toots O'Grady
Wini Shaw ... Inez Cardoza (as Winifred Shaw)
Walter Walker Walter Walker ... Judge Rickard
J. Carrol Naish ... Robert Cardoza (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 Miki Morita ... Fuji (as Mike Morita)
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 July 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Women Are Born Newspapermen See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The bartender is played by Lester Dorr though many people think it's Humphrey Bogart. See more »

Quotes

Curt Devlin: Looks toward Nell Bonnett and says, "She makes me feel effeminate."
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Connections

Remade as Blondes at Work (1938) See more »

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 whpratt1See 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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