Sunday, February 14, 2010

Sunday movie: HIS GIRL FRIDAY (1940)

The rapid-fire classic screwball comedy His Girl Friday is a reworking of the stageplay The Front Page, which featured a newspaper editor trying to force, coerce, and/or trick his best writer out of retiring from the paper so he can get a big story about a man on death row. Director Howard Hawks took the essential plot and switched the role of reporter "Hildy Johnson" from a man to a woman, adding some romantic-comedy zing to all the zaniness surrounding politicians, the police, and the media. The resulting film -- starring Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, and Ralph Bellamy -- was picked by the American Film Institute as the 19th funniest film of America cinema.

His Girl Friday Feature Film | 1:31:43


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