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Blu-ray version.


Adolphe Menjou, Pat O'Brien, Mary Brian, Edward Everett Horton, Mae Clarke, Walter L. Catlett, Matt Moore, Frank McHugh.

Publication Information

New York, NY : Kino Classics, [2015]

Physical Description

1 videodisc (100 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.


Not rated.


Hard-boiled reporter Hildy Johnson has vowed to quit the business and marry his sweetheart. But when a political radical escapes from custody on the eve of his hanging, the reporter's room is plunged into comedic chaos, and Hildy's brash editor sees it as an opportunity to manipulate the reporter into staying.


Based on the play by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1931.

Special features: Mastered in HD from 35mm elements preserved by the Library of Congress ; short documentary on the film preservation efforts of the Library of Congress ; audio commentary by film historian Bret Wood ; 1937 radio adaptation starring Walter Winchell, presented by Cecil B. de Mille (60 min.) ; 1946 radio adaptation starring Adolphe Menjou and Pat O'Brien (30 min.).

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