Front Page Woman
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Front Page Woman
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… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Lacks authenticity and is so far fetched it'll hand newsscribes around the country a constant run of ripples. But it's light and has some funny lines and situations."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"As far-fetched a newspaper yarn as ever was concocted."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"If you will keep in mind that this portrayal of newspaper work is a wee bit on the whimsy side, then Front Page Woman can be recommended as a downright amusing photoplay."
‑ Frank S. Nugent, New York Times
"Shoots for entertainment rather than for any accuracy on being a newspaper reporter."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Absurd at times, with the two papers at one point printing absolutely identical stories, but directed and acted with sparkle and speed."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
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