Front Page, The

Front Page, The

by Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur
     
 

ISBN-10: 0573609128

ISBN-13: 9780573609121

Pub. Date: 09/27/2010

Publisher: Samuel French, Incorporated

Comedy / Characters: 17 males, 5 females

Set Requirements: Interior

An irresistible comedy with thrills and derring do set in the news room. Hildy wants to break away from journalism and go on a belated honeymoon. There is a jailbreak and into Hildy's hands falls the escapee as hostage. He conceals his prize in a rolltop desk and phones his scoop to his

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Comedy / Characters: 17 males, 5 females

Set Requirements: Interior

An irresistible comedy with thrills and derring do set in the news room. Hildy wants to break away from journalism and go on a belated honeymoon. There is a jailbreak and into Hildy's hands falls the escapee as hostage. He conceals his prize in a rolltop desk and phones his scoop to his managing editor. Their job is to prevent other reporters and the sheriff from opening the desk and finding their story. Some hoods are enlisted to remove the desk, but they get mixed up with a Boy Scout troop and the mayor and a cleaning woman, among others. It's a whirlwind wrap up with Hildy finally making his breakaway, but the cynical managing editor has him arrested before he leaves town for having stolen a watch he planted on Hildy.

"Gorgeously melodramatic. One of the funniest and most exciting of American plays." N.Y. Times.

"Fast, explosive, funny." ABC TV.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780573609121
Publisher:
Samuel French, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/27/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
146
Sales rank:
413,846
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.31(d)

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