Titolo: THE FRONT PAGE A PLAY IN THREE ACTS
Casa editrice: SAMUEL FRENCH, INC., NY - HOLLYWOOD - LONDON
Data di pubblicazione: 1955
Legatura: PRINTED STIFF PAPER COVERS
Condizione libro: FINE CONDITION
Condizione sovraccoperta: NO DUST JACKET AS ISSUED
Edizione: REPRINT EDITION 1955.
Tipologia articolo: PLAYSCRIPT
143 PAGES + 1. TAN STIFF PRINTED PAPER COVERS. # 449 ON THE REAR COVER WITH AN ADVERTISEMENT FOR "THE SAMUEL FRENCH THEATER BOOKSHOP." Size: 5" X 7"`. Codice inventario libreria 222126
Riassunto: 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.
Estratto. © Riprodotto con l'autorizzazione. Tutti i diritti riservati.: From the introduction by Jed Harris...
"..here is a play which reflects miraculously the real as well as the literary personalities of the playwrights. Every line of it glows with a demoniacal humor, sordid, insolent and mischievous to the point of down right perversity, in which one instantly recognizes the heroic comic spirit of its authors.
Both Hecht and MacArthur owe their literary origins to the newspapers of Chicago. Famous crime reporters, their talents were first cradled in the recounting of great exploits in arson, rape, murder, gang war and municipal politics. Out of a welter of jail breaks, hangings, floods and whore-house raidings, they have gathered the rich, savory characters who disport themselves on the stage to Times Square Theatre.
And though they would be the last to acknowledge it, because they are terrified of the word "charm", they have nevertheless written "The Front Page" with a more innocent and unsynthetic charm than I have ever found..."
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