The Front Page - Act 2, Part 1 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Part 1 Summary

Jennie cleans up glass and other debris left behind by the gunshots as Woodenshoes comes in wondering if the reporters are all out looking for Williams and also talking about his psychological theories saying if they'd caught Williams' tendencies when he was a kid they wouldn't be trying to catch him now.

Endicott comes in and heads for a phone to call in his story. While he's talking Woodenshoes shows him his psychological theory of crime prevention. Endicott promises to take it home and study it and then gives the reporter on the other end of the phone the first part of the story of Williams' escape, how he grabbed a gun, over-powered the psychiatrist examining him, ran out the building, and onto the street. He says that nobody knows where he got the gun. Murphy comes in, goes to a phone, and is giving...

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