Front Page Woman

Front Page Woman

Bette Davis
Director: Michael Curtiz Cast: Bette Davis
Bette Davis
, George Brent
George Brent
, Roscoe Karns
Roscoe Karns
Michael Curtiz

DVD (Full Frame)

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Ellen Garfield (Bette Davis) is a neophyte reporter with ambitions big enough to take on assignments usually reserved for men, including the execution of a woman convicted of murder (which causes her to faint). Curt Devlin (George Brent) is a newshawk for a rival paper who likes Ellen a lot, but not her career plans. The two keep crossing paths and tripping each other up, mostly by accident, with Curt's photographer pal Toots O'Grady (Roscoe Karns) keeping score. Curt would like to romance Ellen, but wants her to give up on being a reporter; and she won't give up until she proves she's as good a reporter as any man, including Curt. And when a routine fire that they're both covering turns into a case of disappearance and murder involving a well-known Broadway producer, they end up going head-to-head on both the manhunt for the presumed killer and the trial that follows.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/18/2013
UPC: 0883316648124
Original Release: 1935
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:23:00
Sales rank: 25,263

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bette Davis Ellen Garfield
George Brent Curt Devlin
Roscoe Karns Toots
June Martel Olive
Dorothy Dare Showgirl
Joseph Crehan Spike Kiley
Walter Walker Judge Rickard
Winifred Shaw Inez Cordova
J. Carrol Naish Mr. Roberts
Gordon Westcott Maitland Colter
John Farrell MacDonald Hallohan
Addison Richards District Attorney
Joseph King Hartnett
Miki Morita Fuji
Wade Boteler Cop
James P. Burtis Motor Cop
Charles Delaney Actor
Lester Dorr Actor
James Farley Bailiff
Mary Foy Landlady
Frank J. Glendon Actor
Huntly Gordon Marvin Q. Stone
George Guhl Actor
Grace Hayle Actor
Ben Hendricks Taxi Driver
Selmar Jackson Joe Davis
DeWitt Jennings Lieutenant
Edward Keane Actor
Jerry Mandy Waiter
Torben Meyer Janitor
Mike Monk Actor
Charles Moore Black Boy
Adrian Morris Actor
Jack Norton Actor
Georges Renevant Chinard
Adrian Rosley Tailor
Harry Seymour Reporter
Eddie Shubert Guard
Mary Treen Nurse
Leo White Actor
Dick Winslow Copy Boy

Technical Credits
Michael Curtiz Director
Sam Bischoff Producer
Roy Chanslor Screenwriter
Laird Doyle Screenwriter
Leo F. Forbstein Musical Direction/Supervision
Tony Gaudio Cinematographer
Lillie Hayward Screenwriter
John Hughes Art Director
Terrell O. Morse Editor
Heinz Roemheld Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Front Page Woman
1. Chapter 1 [1:09]
2. Chapter 2 [2:59]
3. Chapter 3 [3:18]
4. Chapter 4 [2:35]
5. Chapter 5 [2:54]
6. Chapter 6 [2:50]
7. Chapter 7 [2:41]
8. Chapter 8 [3:08]
9. Chapter 9 [2:36]
10. Chapter 10 [3:16]
11. Chapter 11 [3:31]
12. Chapter 12 [2:18]
13. Chapter 13 [2:50]
14. Chapter 14 [2:58]
15. Chapter 15 [3:04]
16. Chapter 16 [2:51]
17. Chapter 17 [2:21]
18. Chapter 18 [2:50]
19. Chapter 19 [2:54]
20. Chapter 20 [3:22]
21. Chapter 21 [2:36]
22. Chapter 22 [2:56]
23. Chapter 23 [2:28]
24. Chapter 24 [3:40]
25. Chapter 25 [2:53]
26. Chapter 26 [2:20]
27. Chapter 27 [2:17]
28. Chapter 28 [2:27]
29. Chapter 29 [4:02]
30. Chapter 30 [:28]

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Front Page Woman 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
gottamatch More than 1 year ago
Bette Davis and George Brent were so well paired. It's no surprise they were in a whopping eleven films together. I'm newly discovering Bette Davis' catalogue. I'm about 30 films in and this is right up there with my favourites. I received this a few weeks ago and have watched it several times over (I am a repeat viewer when I enjoy a film). Sure, it's no Dark Victory, Jezabel or All About Eve, but Bette gives a fine performance as newspaper reporter Ellen Garfield. George Brent plays Curt Devlin, Ellen's beau and reporter for a rival newspaper. A typical battle-of-the-sexes film where every man in the film underestimates and patronises her, while the male lead wants the her to become a housewife and cease her career. So, there's that. The chemistry between Davis and Brent is undeniable and it's not surprising to find out that they dated at one time. There are beautiful moments in the film, notably whenever Davis sees Brent's character, she tips his hat back. Think Streisand sweeping Redford's hair to the side, it gave me that kind of movie-magic! As usual, Davis does steal every scene she is in. Sure Brent is great, but even when he's giving a powerful performance, it's Davis' reaction we're waiting for. A charming funny, dramatic, murder mystery (but not a boring one!). Thoroughly enjoyable from beginning to end. Davis is absolutely adorable and cuts a striking image on screen with her blonde locks. "I'm going to prove I'm as good a reporter as any man". So, will she prove it?