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Release Date: April 04, 1931

Year    :   1931
Slogan    :   «A Picture That Has Cracked This Shock-Proof Town Wide Open!»
Genres    :   Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Production Companies    :   The Caddo Company
Director    :   Lewis Milestone
Producers    :   Howard Hughes, Charles Stallings
Writers    :   Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur, Bartlett Cormack
RunTime    :   101 mins.

Hildy Johnson is an investigative reporter is looking for a bigger paycheck. When an accused murderer escapes from custody, Hildy sees an opportunity for the story of a lifetime. But when he finds the criminal, he learns that the man may not be guilty. With the help of his editor, Hildy attempts to hide the convict, uncover the conspiracy and write the scoop of his career.

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