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THE FRONT PAGE A PLAY IN THREE ACTS

HECHT, BEN AND CHARLES MAC ARTHUR

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ISBN 10: 0573609128 / ISBN 13: 9780573609121
Editore: SAMUEL FRENCH, INC., NY - HOLLYWOOD - LONDON, 1955
Condizione: FINE CONDITION Brossura
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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

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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

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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.

About the Author:

Ben Hecht (1894-1964) was an American screenwriter, director, producer, playwright, and novelist. Called "the Shakespeare of Hollywood," he received screen credits, alone or in collaboration, for the stories or screenplays of some 70 films and as a prolific storyteller, authored 35 books and created some of the most entertaining screenplays and plays in America.

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