Front Page Woman (Warner Bros.) (1935)

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Bette Davis, In Thrilling Drama Coming To Strand “Front Page Woman”, one of the most realistic and exciting of any newspaper screen drama with Bette Davis and George Brent in the stellar roles, will be the feature attraction at the ‘Phea@tre on = s....4...36 It is entirely different from any other newspaper play, dealing with the bitter rivalry of two star reporters, a man and a woman on opposition papers, who are really in love with each other, but do their best to “scoop” each other. The story starts in the press room of a state penitentiary, where the girl reporter faints before she is able to file her story. To save her he files his own story to her office with a note to have it rewritten. But the note is overlooked and the same story appears in the rival newspapers. Both are in the “dog house” and the girl is furious, believing her rival had double crossed her. He asks her to marry him, but she refuses and determines to show him that she really is a good ‘newspaperman.” The two are assigned to a murder and alternate in scoring “beats” on each other until the final climax. Bette Davis plays the role of the newspaper woman and George Brent is the reporter who is in love with her but who scorns her ability until she eventually beats him at his own game. : Roscoe Karns plays a comedy role as Brent’s photographer while Winifred Shaw has the part of a Broadway stroller who finally confesses to slaying a wealthy playboy-atter-Gorden-Westeott, who was with her at the time, had been convicted of the crime. Others in the large and talented cast include Walter Walker, J. Carroll Naish, Dorothy Dare, June Martel, Joseph Crehan, J. Farrell MacDonald, Addison Richards, Joseph King, Selmar Jackson, Mike Morita and George Renavent. The picture is based on the Saturday Evening Post story, “Women Are Bum Newspaper Men”, by Richard Macauley. Michael Curtiz directed it from the screen play by Laird Doyle, as adapted by Roy Chanslor and Lillie Hayward. Newspaper Men’s Bar Constructed For Movie Scene The fact that George Brent comes of a family of journalists and that he has a rather complete knowledge of newspapers and the men who create them served him well during the filming of “Front Page Woman,” which opens at the ae See DPheatre:on => 2. ese The “press cafe” is an institution to be found near every large newspaper in every metropolitan city. Such a cafe was constructed at Warner Bros. studios for “Front Page Woman,” which co-stars Brent and Bette Davis. To lend the atmosphere of realism, signs advertising various “press drinks” were put on the back-bar mirror. When Brent looked over the set the first time he frowned, then remarked: “er There’s one sign missing.” “What’s that, George?” asked Director Mike Curtiz. “NO CREDIT!” grinned Brent. The picture was adapted by Roy Chanslor and Lillie Hayward from the magazine story “Women are Bum Newspapermen,” by Richard | Macauley. Laird Doyle made the screen play. Roscoe Karns, Winifred Shaw, J. Farrell MacDonald are members of the supporting cast. Page Four ’Fess up, honey, when are we going to be married? SOLS It looks like a race to get a story in and the phone callers, as you already know, are George Brent and Bette Davis, who head the cast of Warner Bros. “Front Page Woman”, the high-powered newspaper film, coming to (nee Ee eee St Theatre soon. Mat No. 201—20e George Brent Is Quite At Home In Newspaper Roles George Brent feels quite at home in his role of Curt Devlin, newspaper reporter, in the Warner Bros. production “Front Page Woman,” which comes to the............ Theatre -on:.. 525.2 Brent’s father was publisher of a newspaper in his native Ireland and George himself was slated for a journalistic career in his childhood. He turned soldier instead, subsequently answering the call of the stage. Brent’s brother-in-law at present is publisher of a large Chicago newspaper and his sister is a staff writer. Bette Davis has the feminine lead in “Front Page Woman.” She plays the role of Ellen Garfield, sob-sister on another newspaper and a rival of Brent’s. “Front Page Woman” was adapted from Richard Macauley’s magazine story, “Women Are Bum Newspapermen” by Roy Chanslor and Lillie Hayward. The screen play was written by Laird Doyle. Michael Curtiz directed. The supporting cast of the fastmoving comedy-drama includes Roscoe Karns, Winifred Shaw, Walter Walker, J. Carroll Naish, Gordon Westcott and J. Farrell MacDonald. George Brent Now Commands State Air Eseadrille The newly organized California Escadrille, with the avowed purpose of making the youth of the Golden State airminded, will have as its commanding officer Colonel George Brent, who plays the leading role opposite Bette Davis in the Warner’ Bros. production “Front Page Woman”, now showine atethGw an... Theatre. The training system employed will be modeled after the Government’s system of Cadet training, while the tone and morale are inspired by the famous Lafayette Eseadrille of the World War. Boys, 16 and over, are eligible for the Escadrille. The course of instruction will include theoretical study of primary aeronautics, meteorology, navigation, radio communication and allied academic subjects. “Flying is healthful and men Bette Davis Is Drama Crities’ Staunch Friend Bette Davis is one motion picture star who believes in dramatic critics. As a matter of fact, her belief in the men and women who review her pictures is so strong she has a scrap book several inches thick containing nothing but clippings lauding or criticizing her work in the various pictures she has made since coming to Hollywood. “Looking back over my career,” said Miss Davis, star of Warner Bros. comedy-drama, “Front Page Woman”, now playing at the.......... Theatre, “I can recall several times when the printed words of the critics aided me greatly toward whatever success I have gained.” Bette avows she will never permit herself to reach a_ position where she feels she is “too big” to accept advice from the critics. Way back at the start of her real film career, when she was first beginning to be noticed by the critics, Bette was deeply hurt by some of the reviews. “They seemed full of ‘ifs, buts and thoughs’,” she recalled. In “Front Page Woman”, which was adapted from Richard Macauley’s magazine story “Women Are Bum Newspapermen”, by Lillie Hayward and Roy Chanslor, Miss Davis plays the part of a reporter whose rival is George Brent. The sereen play was prepared by Laird Doyle and Michael Curtiz directed. The supporting cast includes Roscoe Karns, Winifred Shaw, J. Carroll Naish and Gordon Westcott. cn tally stimulating,” said Brent. “It not only encourages but demands clean living, temperance and the cultivation of quick thinking and resourcefulness. Nothing is a finer influence on the character of growing boys.” Recruiting offices were opened at the Hollywood Plaza Hotel. Michael Curtiz directed “Front Page Woman” from the screen play by Laird Doyle. The picture was adapted by Roy Chanslor and Lillie Hayward from the magazine story “Women Are Bum Newspapermen” by Richard Macauley. Bette Davis plays opposite Brent, while Roscoe Karns, Winifred Shaw, Walter Walker, Gordon Westcott, Joseph Crehan, and J. Farrell MacDonald are in the supporting cast. Three Accidents Boosted Career of Bette Davis Three events in the life ef Bette Davis proved to be the turning points in her career. She. spoke about them on the set of “Front Page Woman,” her current starring picture now showing at the ss Theatre. The first was at the age of seventeen, when she was studying to be a professional dancer. Frank Conway, New York stage director, told her she should study for the stage, so she gave up dancing to enter the John Murray Anderson dramatic school. A second important event attended her arrival in Hollywood. Naturally an ash blonde, she found that this shade of blondeness photographed “muddy” on the screen. So the ash blondeness was changed to “honey” tint. “But the event which I hold to have been the most important,” the actress continued,’ was being cast with George Arliss in ‘The Man Who Played God.” It was not luck, but proven ability that brought Miss Davis the opportunity to play opposite Leslie Howard in “Of Human Bondage” and the leading feminine role with Paul Muni in “Bordertown.” But they marked her establishment as a real star and secured her place as one of the foremost dramatic actresses in pictures. Adapted from Richard Macauley’s magazine story “Women Are Bum Newspapermen”, by Roy Chanslor and Lillie Hayward, the sereen play was prepared by Laird Doyle and directed by Michael Curtiz. The supporting cast includes besides George Brent, co-star, Roscoe Karns, Winifred Shaw, Walter Walker, J. Carrol Naish, Gordon Westcott and Dorothy Dare. Bette Davis Says She Doesn’t Wish To Be A Menace Bette Davis, who has the stellar role in the Warner Bros. production “Front Page Woman”, which comes to the «.....5.... Theatre on Sie s says she does not want to be a “screen menace.” “I hope I shall never be called upon to do such characterizations as ‘Mildred’ in ‘Of Human Bondage’ and ‘Marie’ in ‘Bordertown’ again,” she frankly confessed. “The characters are too hateful.” But there was method behind her apparent madness. They—the powers of the motion picture industry—had tried to make an ingenue of her. She was possessed of an ingenue’s physical characteristics; youth, blondeness, large eyes. But she had planned otherwise. The roles of Mildred and Marie had a three-fold effect upon the destiny of Miss Davis. First, they brought about a storm of objection throughout the length and breadth of the country when Miss Davis failed of nomination for the award of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the year’s best performance by a feminine player. Second, they gained for her the pseudonym of “the meanest girl in pictures.” Third, and most important in the Davis scheme, they convinced the powers of Miss Davis’ ability as an actress in any kind of role. “Front Page Woman” was directed by Michael Curtiz from the screen play by Laird Doyle, as adapted by Roy Chanslor and Lillie Hayward from the _ story “Women Are Bum Newspaper Men” by Richard Macauley. Bette Davis and George Brent have the stellar roles, and the talented supporting cast includes Roscoe Karns, Walter Walker, Winifred Shaw, J. Carroll Naish, Gordon Westcott and J. Farrell MacDonald. Film Workers Form League of Nations They could have held an international convention on the set of the Warner Bros. picture, “Front Page Woman”, now playing at the.............. SS Theatre. . Bette Davis and George Brent, the stars, are FrencbEnglish and Trish, respectively. Mike Curtiz, the director, is Hungarian. Tony Gaudio, the cameraman, is Italian; Frank MacDonald and John More, dialogue director and property man, respectively, are Scotch. Homer Van Pelt, the still cameraman, is Dutch. Sally Sage, Miss Davis’ stand-in, is Russian. Vie Johnson, the “gaffer”. head electrician—is Norwegian. Roscoe Karns and George Renavent, two of the cast of supporting players, are Irish and French, respectively. Ney rspaper Role Finest In Career Says Bette Davis That no actress should stand on the laurels won by her work in one part is the contention of Bette Davis, Warner Bros. star, now appearing in ‘Front Page Woman” at the ..... Theatre. Miss Davis was prompted to her statement by the universal praise she received from press and public in “Of Human Bondage.” “To have let such praise go to ended my career as an actress. If I were willing to stand on that part alone I would probably slip into oblivion so’ fast that I wouldn’t even recognize myself.” She further commented that one excellent part should motivate an actress to strive to attain greater heights with each subsequent pieture. Miss Davis believes that in “Front Page Woman” she has an outstanding part opposite George Brent. As she points out, her characterization calls for highly dramatic scenes as well as occasional lapses into the lighter side of life. The picture is a stirring drama based on Richard Macauley’s magazine story, “Women Are Bum Newspapermen”, adapted by Roy Chanslor and Lillie Hayward, with the screen play by Laird Doyle. Michael Curtiz directed. In the cast besides Brent and Miss Davis are Roseoe Karns, Winifred Shaw, Walter Walker, J. Carroll Naish, Gordon Westcott and Dorothy Dare. Strand Star Beautiful Bette Davis repeats her 2 success in “Of Human Bondage’ and “Bordertown” in her latest film, “Front Page Woman”, coming to CRO ta ra Theatre. George Brent co-stars. Mat No. 101—10c