The Front Page Script

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Director:Billy Wilder
Written by:Ben Hecht (Theatre Play), Charles MacArthur (Theatre Play), Billy Wilder (Screenplay), I. A. L. Diamond (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:A journalist suffering from burn-out wants to finally say goodbye to his office – but his boss doesn’t like the idea one bit.

Switching Channels Script

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Director:Ted Kotcheff
Written by:Ben Hecht (Writer), Charles MacArthur (Writer)

Script Synopsis:A television news chief courts his anchorwoman ex-wife with an eleventh-hour story.

His Girl Friday

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Director:Howard Hawks
Written by:Ben Hecht (Theatre Play), Charles MacArthur (Theatre Play), Charles Lederer (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Hildy, the journalist former wife of newspaper editor Walter Burns, visits his office to inform him that she's engaged and will be getting remarried the next day. Walter can't let that happen and frames the fiancé, Bruce Baldwin, for one thing after another, to keep him temporarily held in prison, while trying to steer Hildy into returning to her old job as his employee.