His Girl Friday

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His Girl Friday
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Format:  DVD-R
item number:  37E7C
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 32 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: January 24, 2012
  • Originally Released: 1940
  • Label: American Pop Classics
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Audio:
    • English

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Certified Fresh98%

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 24,209
Rating: 5/5 -- Hawks conducts the intrigue at such a frantic lick - achieving speed by means of overlapping dialogue and manoeuvring the actors within the frame rather than by quick cutting - that we are willingly swept along. Full Review
Movie Talk
Aug 3, 2017
...One of the funniest American films ever made....Brilliant ensemble cast... -- Rating: A
Entertainment Weekly
Oct 27, 1995
The movie bears reviewing because there's always something new in the confetti of one-liners, while its depiction of the Fourth Estate remains relevant. Full Review
Village Voice
Dec 15, 2009
[O]ne of the fastest, wittiest comedies in history.
Entertainment Weekly
Feb 10, 2006
Rating: 10/10 -- By switching the main character's gender and adding romantic sparks, Hawks turned the masterful, raucous Chicago newsroom farce The Front Page into the perfect screwball comedy. Full Review
PopMatters
Jan 19, 2017
Rating: 5/5 -- Characters step on each other's lines in the speedy exchanges of weaponized words, and the humor of the banter and their delivery haven't lost their punch in nearly 80 years. Full Review
FanboyNation.com
Oct 31, 2018
[T]his classic, alternating between near-moronic farce and quasi-tragedy and blasting all the notes in between, features Cary Grant at his weaseliest.
Premiere
Aug 1, 2006

Product Description:

In Howard Hawks's screwball masterpiece adapted from the stage play THE FRONT PAGE by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur, star reporter Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell), once married to suave editor Walter Burns (Cary Grant), plans to leave the stressful newspaper world behind and marry a boring insurance agent. Walter won't reveal his feelings for Hildy but tries to keep her from leaving by convincing her to cover one last story, a politically motivated execution. When the convict manages to escape, chaos breaks loose, and Hildy finds herself working alongside Walter to break the story wide open.

HIS GIRL FRIDAY is a loose, freewheeling gem featuring some of the fastest dialogue ever filmed (peppered with inspired ad-libbing by Grant and Russell, each appearing at comedic high points in their careers). Hawks, who changed the original story of two newspapermen into a battle of the sexes, keeps the frenetic action careening forward and allows a few slim but luminous notes of genuine affection to slip into Hildy and Walter's storm of hilarious verbal barbs, creating a potent and heartfelt classic that stands as one of the most influential comedies ever made.

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Production Notes:

  • HIS GIRL FRIDAY was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1993.
  • The film is remake of the original 1931 version, THE FRONT PAGE, directed by Lewis Milestone.
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  • Sales Rank: 28,798
  • UPC: 874757012391
  • Shipping Weight: 0.27/lbs (approx)
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