His Girl Friday Movie Review 1940

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Classic, unrelentingly hilarious war-between-the-sexes comedy. Cynical newspaper editor Walter Burns (Grant) wants to get a big scoop on political corruption, which involves convincing star reporter (and ex-wife) Hildy Johnson (Russell), to come back to work and put off her marriage to dull Bruce Baldwin (Bellamy). Hildy can't resist covering a good story, even when it mean helping a condemned man (Qualen) escape the law. One of Hawks's most furious and inventive screen combats in which women are given uniquely equal (for Hollywood) footing, with staccato dialogue and wonderful performances. Based on the Hecht-MacArthur play "The Front Page," which was filmed in 1931, remade in 1974, and again in 1988 (as "Switching Channels").


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 92 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Front Page, Adapted from a Play, War Between the Sexes, Otherwise Engaged, Corporate Shenanigans, New York, New York, 4 Bones
Charles Lederer
Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy, Gene Lockhart, John Qualen, Porter Hall, Roscoe Karns, Abner Biberman, Cliff Edwards, Billy Gilbert, Helen Mack, Ernest Truex, Clarence (C. William) Kolb, Frank Jenks
Joseph Walker
Howard Hawks
Morris Stoloff
Gene Havlick, Lionel Banks
Columbia Pictures


Natl. Film Reg. 1993.

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