His Girl Friday

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His Girl Friday

  • 1940 ----- b & w ----- 93 min ----- 16mm
  • (Directed by Howard Hawks; with Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy) One of the fastest and wittiest comedies ever made, the film is a brilliant adaptation of The Front Page. Cary Grant stars as Walter Burns, a newspaper editor whose top reporter, Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell), is leaving the paper to get married. Walter wants her to stay, in order to cover the impending execution of a convicted murderer, but Hildy refuses, leading to a continuing battle of wits between them.
  • Topics: (Communications, Motion Pictures: Features, Motion Pictures: Comedy)