The Front Page - Act 1, Part 3 Summary & Analysis

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Act 1, Part 3 Summary

Hildy (short for Hildebrand) comes in well-dressed and groomed. The reporters tease him about how he's taking such good care of his appearance and then tell him Burns is trying to get hold of him. Hildy calls Burns, uses insulting language, and tells him there's no way he's going to cover the hanging. He hangs up and the other reporters ask why he quit saying they heard he was getting married. Hildy says that's true and shows them the train tickets he has for his trip to New York with his fiancy and her mother. The reporters tease him about being in love, make jokes about the wedding, and ask where its taking place. When Hildy tells them New York they make jokes about what a lousy town to work in New York is. Hildy counters by saying Chicago is an even lousier town adding...

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