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His Girl Friday

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 32 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: July 15, 2015
  • Originally Released: 1940
  • Label: Reel Vault
  • Encoding: Region [unknown]

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 24,209
'His Girl Friday' is more feminist than it even gets credit for. Full Review
CraveOnline
Jan 25, 2017
...One of the funniest American films ever made....Brilliant ensemble cast... -- Rating: A
Entertainment Weekly
Oct 27, 1995
A line is never allowed to reverberate but is quickly attached to another, funnier line in a very underrated comedy that champions the sardonic and quick-witted over the plodding, sober citizens. Full Review
Artforum
Jun 14, 2019
Howard Hawks returned to the material and added a twist that made it all his own: he transformed the love-hate buddy comedy of dirty tricks into a delicious battle of the sexes. Full Review
Stream on Demand
Mar 2, 2018
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
...HIS GIRL FRIDAY is greatest newspaper comedy and one of the greatest screwball comedies ever made...
USA Today
Nov 24, 2000
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

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: 30,012
  • UPC: 644827258024
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