The Front Page (1974)

Set in 1920’s Chicago, The Front Page opens with a fascinating look at how papers are printed. The original odd couple, Matthau and Lemmon, make this a “should watch” alone, but the writing and frenetic Billy Wilder pacing along with a young Susan Sarandon doesn’t hurt either. Half the cast is made up of faces you’ll recognize as “that guy from that one movie.” A bit cartoony to today’s standards, especially for those of us hooked on Boardwalk Empire (same era) but you can’t help but see where the Coen brothers got some of their inspiration.






Should Watch, 4 0f 5

Anderson 05/2012

Rating Legend

Must Watch = 5 0f 5

Should Watch = 4 of 5

Could Watch = 3 of 5

Should Not Watch = 2 of 5

Do Not Watch = 1 of 5



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