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His Girl Friday (1940) (Howard Hawks' His Girl Friday)

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Starring (View all)
Cary Grant Cary Grant
Walter Burns
Rosalind Russell Rosalind Russell
Hildy Johnson
Ralph Bellamy Ralph Bellamy
Bruce Baldwin
Gene Lockhart Gene Lockhart
Sheriff Hartwell
Porter Hall Porter Hall
Murphy
Ernest Truex Ernest Truex
Bensinger
Cliff Edwards Cliff Edwards
Endicott


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Charles Lederer Charles Lederer
(screen play)


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Classic comedy!

10 years, 5 months ago at May 21 9:25
2 votes
"I wouldn't cover the burning of Rome for you if they were just lighting it up!"

His Girl Friday is a hysterically funny screwball comedy masterpiece by one of cinema's greatest directors, Howard Hawks. This film is purely one of the funniest classic comedies I've ever seen. Although roughly 70 years old the film is still a wickedly enchanting oddball comedy, and its original impact... read more

I Should Like This Movie

11 years, 4 months ago at Jun 28 22:33
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I know I'm supposed to like this movie. It's got a great director, fabulous actors and witty dialog. And yet I hate the plot. Cary Grant spends the whole movie lying and plotting and just being pretty despicable. I guess I like him more when he charms a woman into falling for him (which he does pretty easily) rather than being a loathsome cad. I much prefer Philadelphia Story or Holiday to th... read more

A classic

4 years, 2 months ago at Aug 21 18:05
1 vote
I wasn’t sure what to expect from this flick but since it is such a classic, I thought I should check it out. To be honest, I always had a hard time to care for these old comedies, even the supposedly great ones, and this one was not an exception, I’m afraid. The point is that the plot was so fluffy, so unsubstantial, I really had a hard time to care about the whole thing. Somehow, this movie ... read more
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Walter Burns, editor of a major Chicago newspaper, is about to lose his ace reporter and former wife, Hildy Johnson, to insurance salesman Bruce Baldwin, but not without a fight! The crafty editor uses every trick in his fedora to get Hildy to write one last big story, about murderer Earl Williams and the inept Sheriff Hartwell. The comedy snowballs as William's friend, Molly Malloy, the crooked Mayor, and Bruce's mother all get tied up in Walter's web.
Release date: 18 January 1940
UPC: 018111997034
Tags: Comedy (17), 1940s (10), Romance (9), Divorce (8), 1940 (8), Journalism (6), Drama (6), Marriage (5), B&w (5), Screwball (5), Journalist (5), Escape (5), Remake (5), Fugitive (5), Cary Grant (4), Kidnapping (4), Mayor (4), Arrest (4), Usa (3), Police (3)
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"Bill says to the Bride about Tommy her to be husband, "Mind if I meet this fella, I'm a little particular about who my gal marries." Which is just a little too similar to Cary Grant in His Girl Friday saying, "Mind if I meet this guy, I'm a little particular about who my wife marries." His Girl Friday is also one of Tarantino's top ten favorite movies."


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