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His Girl Friday
- 1h 32m
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A classic screwball comedy in which Russell plays reporter Hildy Johnson, who, on the eve of her remarriage, is talked into one more assignment by her editor and ex-husband, Grant. While interviewing a condemned man, Hildy realizes that his hanging is planned as a vote-getting measure. Spontaneously, she helps the man escape.
"His Girl Friday" based on the play "The Front Page" Copyright 1928, renewed 1955 Hecht & MacArthur. All Worldwide Rights Reserved.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: Anchored by stellar performances from Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell, His Girl Friday is a classic screwball romantic comedy.
Casting is excellent, with Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell in the top roles.
June 21, 2017
Perhaps the funniest, certainly the fastest talkie comedy ever made.
June 21, 2017
New York Times
Frank S. Nugent
It takes you by the scruff of the neck in the first reel and it shakes you madly, bellowing hoarse...
June 17, 2017
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Common Sense Says
Sassy screwball classic with a feminist twist.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that while there's no sex or bad language in His Girl Friday, you do see a character jump out the window to her death and many characters pull guns on one another. There's also a considerable amount of underhanded behavior. For instance, Walter has Bruce arrested twice, gives him counterfeit money, and plans to rig the election with biased reporting.
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- Release Date:January 11, 1940
- Highest Available for Purchase:HD