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1h 45m 1988

Brief Synopsis

Updated version of Howard Hawks' 1940 film "His Girl Friday" and Lewis Milestone's 1931 film "The Front Page" which were based on the Hecht-MacArthur play "The Front Page." In this version, the story focuses on a career television news anchorwoman, fed up with having no social life, preparing to mar

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1988
Distribution Company
TriStar Pictures
Location
Chicago, Illinois, USA; Laguna Studios, Florida, USA; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Synopsis

Updated version of Howard Hawks' 1940 film "His Girl Friday" and Lewis Milestone's 1931 film "The Front Page" which were based on the Hecht-MacArthur play "The Front Page." In this version, the story focuses on a career television news anchorwoman, fed up with having no social life, preparing to marry a dull millionaire she met on vacation.

Crew

Stuart Aikins

Casting

David R Beecroft

Hairdresser

Tory Bellingham

Property Master Assistant

Mary Lou Bird

Wardrobe

Bernie Blynder

Sound

Ray Boyle

Gaffer

Daniel R Bradette

Set Decorator

James F Breithaupt

Art Department

Michael Brownstone

Unit Manager

Michael Brownstone

Location Manager

Cindy Burdens

Other

Rick Cadger

Sound Editor

Don Carmody

Executive Producer

Joan E Chapman

Assistant Editor

Andy Chmura

Camera Operator

Kim Chow

Wardrobe

Joyce Clark

Transportation Captain

Stacey Coker

Wardrobe

Rory Cutler

Special Effects

Robert A Daly

Post-Production Assistant

Steve Danyluk

Gaffer

Brad Daris

Casting

Susanna David

Continuity

Dick Deangelo

Transportation Captain

John Denney

Other

Neil Diamond

Theme Music

Charles Dunlop

Art Director

Larry Engelmann

Color Timer

Ron Erbal

Other

David Evans

Sound Editor

Gail Filman

Assistant

Wayne Fitzgerald

Titles

Mark Freeborn

Set Decorator

Patricia A Galvin

Assistant Editor

Dan Garde

Music Editor

Elizabeth Geddes

Casting

David Giammarco

Sound Editor

James Giovannetti

Assistant Director

Robert W Glass

Sound

Wayne Griffin

Sound Editor

Ed Hanna

Assistant Art Director

Howard Hawks

Story By

Ben Hecht

Play As Source Material

Norm Henderson

Transportation Coordinator

Bob Hidgins

Location Manager

Billy Higgins

Unit Production Manager

John Hudecek

Key Grip

Robert A Hudecek

Gaffer

Scott Jacobson

Props

Melissa Jones

Assistant

Greg Kasper

Key Grip

Jim Kaufman

Assistant Director

Joyce King

Production Manager

Michael Kohne

Key Grip

Josi W Konski

Unit Production Manager

Diana Ladyshewsky

Hair Assistant

John Laing

Sound Editor

Richard Lalonde

Unit Location Manager

Robert Lapierre

Key Grip

Peter Lavender

Casting

David Lee

Sound

Michel Legrand

Theme Music

Michel Legrand

Music

Robin Leigh

Sound Editor

Phil Leto

Hair

Greg Lundsgaard

Camera Operator

Charles Macarthur

Play As Source Material

Bruce Macaulay

Photography

Susan Maggi

Assistant Editor

Michelle Marx

Assistant Director

Jim Mathews

Production Accountant

Peter Mcburnie

Foley Artist

Mary E. Mcleod

Costume Designer

Rose Marie Mcsherry

Set Decorator

Gus Meunier

Props Buyer

George Miller

Construction

Don Moloyevich

Property Master

Cindy Morton

Video

Cindy Morton

Assistant

Karen Noble

Foley

Thom Noble

Editor

Tony Parkins

Carpenter

Donna Powell

Sound Editor

Anne Pritchard

Production Designer

Francois Protat

Director Of Photography

Mystery Song Publishing

Video

Martin Ransohoff

Producer

Peter Ransohoff

Assistant Editor

Michael Rea

Sound Editor

Jonathan Reynolds

Screenplay

Teresa Robinson

Makeup Assistant

Blair Roth

Assistant Director

Thom Ryan

Other

Tom Schurke

Video

Billy Seckles

Gaffer

David Sheridan

Other

Jeff Simon

Camera Operator

Katherine Southern

Makeup

Janet Spiegel

Assistant Director

Steve Switzer

Boom Operator

Jane Tattersall

Sound Editor

Robert M Thirlwell

Sound

Lynn Trout

Set Decorator

Matt Tundo

Camera Operator

Joe Unsinn

Video

Normand Viaux

Gaffer

Steve Wakefield

Location Assistant

Heather Welner

Assistant

Kim Winther

Assistant Director

Deborah Zwicker

Production Coordinator

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1988
Distribution Company
TriStar Pictures
Location
Chicago, Illinois, USA; Laguna Studios, Florida, USA; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video September 28, 1988

Released in United States Spring March 4, 1988

Photographer Tony Gaudio was replaced by Hal Mohr, who was subsequently replaced by Glen McWilliams. None of Gaudio's work was used in the finished film. Herman J. Mankiewicz has a bit part in the film.

Began shooting April 20, 1987.

Completed shooting June 28, 1987.

Released in United States Spring March 4, 1988

Released in United States on Video September 28, 1988