The Front Page Summary
Ben Hecht

Everything you need to understand or teach The Front Page by Ben Hecht.

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  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
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The Front Page Summary

Written by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur, The Front Page is a play that is considered responsible for defining the modern stereotype of a reporter as a hard-drinking, hard-boiled journalist intent on uncovering truth even in the face of danger. The comedy was a smash hit from its premiere in Broadway's Times Square Theatre on August 14, 1928; it ran for 276 performances.

The Front Page was controversial at the time for its use of profane...

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