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Front Page Woman (1935)

Front Page Woman




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Front Page Woman was one of those bread-and-butter vehicles that forced Bette Davis to go on strike against Warner Bros., demanding more worthwhile scripts. On its own terms, the film is a briskly entertaining newspaper yarn about two warring reporters (Davis and George Brent). In their efforts to out-scoop each other, Bette and George frequently land in hot water, especially after phoning in contradictory information concerning a murder trial. In the climax, Davis and Brent are both sent to cover a spectacular fire. While competing over interviews and evidence, the two newshounds discover that they're in love with each other. Front Page Woman was remade nearly scene-for-scene as the "Torchy Blaine" B picture Blondes at Work (37).more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Laird Doyle, Lillie Hayward, Roy Chanslor
In Theaters:
Warner Bros. Pictures


Bette Davis
as Ellen Garfield
George Brent
as Curt Devlin
Roscoe Karns
as Toots O'Grady
Winifred Shaw
as Inez Cordoza
Joseph Crehan
as Spike Kiley
Joe King
as Hartnett
Addison Richards
as District Attorney
Dorothy Dare
as Show Girl
June Martel
as Show Girl
Selmer Jackson
as Joe Davis
Gordon Westcott
as Maitland Colter
J. Carrol Naish
as Mr. Roberts
Walter Walker
as Judge Rickard
DeWitt Jennings
as Lieutenant
Huntley Gordon
as Marvin Q. Stone
George Guhl
as Motor Cop
James P. Burtis
as Motor Cop
Huntly Gordon
as Marvin Q. Stone
Edward Keane
as Reporter
Jack Norton
as Reporter
Selmar Jackson
as Joe Davis
Harry Seymour
as Reporter
Mary Foy
as Landlady
Dick Winslow
as Copy Boy
Leo White
as Taxi Driver
Ben Hendricks Jr.
as Taxi Driver
Jim Farley
as Bailiff
Torben Meyer
as Janitor
Grace Hayle
as Nell Bonnett
Joseph King
as Hartnett
James Farley
as Bailiff
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Critic Reviews for Front Page Woman

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

Lacks authenticity and is so far fetched it'll hand newsscribes around the country a constant run of ripples. But it's light and has some funny lines and situations.

Full Review… | June 20, 2007
Top Critic

If you will keep in mind that this portrayal of newspaper work is a wee bit on the whimsy side, then Front Page Woman can be recommended as a downright amusing photoplay.

Full Review… | March 24, 2007
New York Times
Top Critic

Absurd at times, with the two papers at one point printing absolutely identical stories, but directed and acted with sparkle and speed.

Full Review… | March 24, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

As far-fetched a newspaper yarn as ever was concocted.

Full Review… | June 20, 2007
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Shoots for entertainment rather than for any accuracy on being a newspaper reporter.

Full Review… | March 23, 2007
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Audience Reviews for Front Page Woman

Routine programmer notable only for Bette's presence. She brittle and driven making what she can out of a thin character but with material like this it's easy to why she rebelled against Warners for better films.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer


Absurd at times, with the two papers at one point printing absolutely identical stories, but directed and acted with sparkle and speed.


Any film that has the combination of Bette Davis and director Michael Curtiz, has to be worth watching, and it is. Curtiz can always be counted on to create a fast paced film. The feminist angle, especially in 1935 is interesting. Good supporting cast, great dialogue and an entertaining story. It isn't a major production, but it's a fine movie. Davis and co star George Brent always work well together and have a great rapport.

James Higgins

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