THE FRONT PAGE
Directed by BILLY WILDER
Screenplay by BILLY WILDER and I.A.L. DIAMOND
When Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur wrote their hotfooted newspaper comedy nearly half a century ago, they started a kind of show-business dynasty. Besides stage revivals, there was a television series in 1949, and now a third movie version of The Front Page is out. The first film was produced in 1930, almost as soon as Hollywood found its tongue. It starred Pat O'Brien as Hildy Johnson, dervish of the deadline and past master of the fictitious fact, and Adolphe...