The Front Page

Lists: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Brief Synopsis: "The Front Page is a comedy from director Billy Wilder from 1974 starring Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau and Susan Sarandon. A journalist named Johnson is suffering from burn-out and wants to finally say goodbye to his office except for the fact that his boss doesn’t like the idea one bit."

Overall Ranking: - (Rank from 1974: # 0)

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  • Jack Lemmon (Hildebrand Johnson)
  • Walter Matthau (Walter Burns/Otto Fishbine)
  • Susan Sarandon (Peggy Grant)
  • Vincent Gardenia (Honest Pete Hartman Sheriff of Clark County)
  • David Wayne (Roy Bensinger of the Tribune)
  • Allen Garfield (Kruger)
  • Austin Pendleton (Earl Williams)
  • Charles Durning (Murphy)
  • Herb Edelman (Schwartz)
  • Martin Gabel (Dr. Max J. Eggelhofer)
  • Harold Gould (The Mayor/Herbie/Green Hornet)
  • Cliff Osmond (Officer Jacobi)
  • Dick ONeill (McHugh)
  • Jon Korkes (Rudy Keppler of the Chicago Examiner)
  • Carol Burnett (Mollie Malloy)
  • Billy Wilder (Director)
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