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Premiere Date 1931-03-19
Alternative Titles
  • 犯罪的都市 (Chinese)
  • Spéciale première (French)
  • 犯罪都市 (Japanese)
  • Hanzai toshi (Japanese [Hepburn])
  • Первая полоса (Russian)
  • Un gran reportaje (Spanish)
  • El cuarto poder (Spanish [Argentina])
Category Feature Film
Directed By Lewis Milestone
Written By Ben Hecht
Written By Charles MacArthur
Adaptation Bartlett Cormack
Additional Dialogue Charles Lederer
Cast Adolphe Menjou as Walter Burns
Cast Pat O'Brien as Hildy Johnson
Cast Mary Brian as Peggy Grant
Cast Edward Everett Horton as Roy B. Bensinger
Cast Walter L. Catlett* as Murphy
Cast George E. Stone as Earl Williams
Cast Mae Clarke as Molly Molloy
Cast Slim Summerville as Irving Pincus
Cast Matt Moore as Kruger
Cast Frank McHugh as McCue
Cast Clarence H. Wilson* as Sheriff Hartman
Cast Fred Howard as Schwartz
Cast Phil Tead as Wilson
Producer Howard Hughes as (uncredited)
Producer Lewis Milestone as (uncredited)
Photography Glen MacWilliams
Cinematography Tony Gaudio as (uncredited)
Cinematography Hal Mohr as (uncredited)
Film Editor Duncan Mansfield
Production Company The Caddo Company
Distributor United Artists
Notes An investigative reporter sees an opportunity for the story of a lifetime when an accused murderer escapes hanging.


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