Perfection and possibly the fastest comedy on record. This hilarious re-working of THE FRONT PAGE by Hecht and MacArthur sees Grant as the savage editor and, in a switch, the reporter played by a scheming Russell. Instead of merely having the editor doing all in his power to keep his most
brilliant reporter on staff, this version adds the twin lures of sex and romance, since Russell is Grant's ex-wife. She intends to marry again and her intended is the blatheringly innocent Bellamy, here in the quintessential Bellamy second lead. When convicted killer Qualen escapes his cell the
night before he is to hang and hides in the news room of the jail--inside a rolltop des...