The Front Page (1974)

Billy Wilder directs Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau and Susan Sarandon in this adaptation of the play His Girl Friday was based on.

Solid yet slower than the Howard Hawks’ cinematic classic. There’s nothing inherently wrong with a straight adaptation, and you certainly cannot deny the pedigree of those involved, but you do end up ticking off the minor variations rather than enjoying it as its own thing.

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My Top 10 Billy Wilder Movies

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