His Girl Friday (TEFC)

United States, 1940

Film
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Cary Grant is the cheeky news editor, Rosalind Russell is the ace female reporter with printer’s ink in her veins. Amid the frenzy of newsmen competing for that front page story, high energy romance, and Ben Hecht’s famous overlapping dialogue and machine-gun paced script, a reporter about to get married and escape the newsworld, stumbles upon the biggest story of her career - a notorious criminal surrenders personally. One of the funniest and most biting screwball comedies on film. Also stars Ralph Bellamy. Based on the 1928 play “The Front page” by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur and a remake of the 1931 Howard Hughes film “The Front page”.

Credits

production company

Columbia Pictures

producer/director

Howard Hawks

Duration

01:35:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1940

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

323392

Language

English

Subject categories

Adaptations

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Newspapers

Comedy

Comedy → Screwball comedies

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Literature → American literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Film adaptations

Literature → Literature

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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