His Girl Friday

His Girl Friday
His Girl Friday
  • NR
  • 1h 32m
  • 1940
Certified Fresh98%
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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.

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Certified Fresh98%
Critics Consensus: Anchored by stellar performances from Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell, His Girl Friday is possibly the definitive screwball romantic comedy.
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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, Drama
  • Release Date:January 11, 1940
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    Stereo
  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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