The Girl on the Front Page

The Girl on the Front Page is a 1936 American comedy crime film directed by Harry Beaumont and starring Edmund Lowe, Gloria Stuart and Reginald Owen.[1]

The Girl on the Front Page
Directed byHarry Beaumont
Produced byRobert Presnell Sr.
Charles R. Rogers
Written byMarjorie Chanslor
Roy Chanslor
Harry Clork
Alice D. G. Miller
George Owen
Austin Parker
Albert R. Perkins
StarringEdmund Lowe
Gloria Stuart
Reginald Owen
Music byHeinz Roemheld
CinematographyMilton R. Krasner
Edited byPhilip Cahn
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
September 27, 1936
Running time
75 minutes
CountryUnited States


After inheriting a newspaper from her father, the socialite Joan Langford clashes with the managing editor Hank Gilman. He is a hard-bitten newsman who resents her interference in the running of the paper. Disguising herself as an aspiring young journalist, she gets a job at the paper. Although Gilman is in fact well aware of who she is and assigns her to very difficult assignments to convince her that the newspaper business is not for her. However she eventually gains his respect, and together they thwart an attempt at blackmail by Langford's British butler who is revealed to be the head of a society of criminal servants.

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  1. Gates p.106-7


  • Gates, Phillipa. Detecting Women: Gender and the Hollywood Detective Film. SUNY Press, 2011.
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