89 Days of Oscar Nominees – #86- The Front Page (1931)


In my attempt to have a more prolific repertoire of Oscar Nominated Films, I have taken it upon myself to watch 89 new Best Picture Nominees that I’ve never seen before between 1 Dec 2016 and The 89th Annual Oscars on 26 Feb 2017.

Here is my 86th review of the 89 chosen Films…


“If I’m not telling you the absolute truth, may I fall dead. I’m going to New York tonight with you, if you give me one last chance. I’m going to cut out drinking and swearing and everything connected with the crazy newspaper business! Honey, I’ll never even read a newspaper. ” – Hildy Johnson

Number of Times Seen – 1 (22 Feb 2017)

Brief Synopsis – A reporter about to quit and get married lands the story of a lifetime and has to figure out whats important in life.

My Take on it – This is a fun screwball comedy that probably was before it’s time since many of the themes discussed are very timeless which is why it has been remade so many times.

Adolphe Menjou and Pat O’Brian are both fun to watch because they are able to deliver the amazing dialogue so well in rapid-fire succession.

The issues discussed here are quite universal and it’s interesting to see that even something written nearly 90 years ago is still relevant for today’s world

Bottom Line – Fun screwball comedy that shows the power of the press when a crime happens. Menjou and O’Brian are fun to watch as they deliver the rapidfire dialogue that is spot on!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The last line of the play had to be partly obliterated by the sound of a typewriter being accidentally struck because the censors (even of that day) wouldn’t allow the phrase “son-of-a-bitch” to be used in a film. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy


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