His Girl Friday

She learned about men from him!
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  • 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
Casting is excellent, with Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell in the top roles. Full Review
Variety
Apr 2, 2008
[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
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
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
...One of the funniest American films ever made....Brilliant ensemble cast... -- Rating: A
Entertainment Weekly
Oct 27, 1995
...HIS GIRL FRIDAY is greatest newspaper comedy and one of the greatest screwball comedies ever made...
USA Today
Nov 24, 2000
It takes you by the scruff of the neck in the first reel and it shakes you madly, bellowing hoarsely the. while, for the remaining six or seven. Before it's over you don't know whether you have been laughing or having your ears boxed. Full Review
New York Times
May 20, 2003

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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  • UPC: 644827258024
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