- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 20 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: March 22, 2012
- Originally Released: 1932
- Label: Warner Archives
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.37
Performers, Cast and Crew:
USA Today - 03/19/1993
"...It veers effortlessly between comedy and drama..."
Description by OLDIES.com:
Yellow journalism is not exactly new, as this 1932 sendup of a keyhole-peeping columnist proves. Early Hollywood bad boy Lee Tracy (who created the Hildy Johnson role for The Front Page on Broadway) portrays raspy Alvin Roberts, whose zest for unearthing short marriage-to-maternity spans among Broadway's notables lifts him from lowly clerk to tabloid king. Once on top, he's convinced that no one is exempt from his poison pen. But there are some pinstriped types in town who intend to prove him dead wrong.
A keyhole-peeping columnist whose zest for unearthing short marriage-to-maternity spans among Broadway's notables brings him success in the tabloids. He thinks no one is exempt from his poison pen, but some sinister types intend to prove him dead wrong. Film debut for actor Dick Powell. Based on a play by Manuel Seff and Forrest Wilson.
- Additional cast: Milton Wallace (Moskowitz).