His Girl Friday | Full Movie

His Girl Friday
  • NR
  • 1h 32m
  • 1940
Certified Fresh98%
Common Sense Media Iconage 12+
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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

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Certified Fresh98%
Critics Consensus: Anchored by stellar performances from Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell, His Girl Friday is a classic screwball romantic comedy.
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Variety
Variety Staff
Fresh

Casting is excellent, with Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell in the top roles.

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Geoff Andrew
Fresh

Perhaps the funniest, certainly the fastest talkie comedy ever made.

June 21, 2017
New York Times
Frank S. Nugent
Fresh

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 Media

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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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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:January 11, 1940
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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