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His Girl Friday Overview:

His Girl Friday (1940) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Howard Hawks and produced by Howard Hawks.

His Girl Friday was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1993.

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This Month on the CMH Channel at Best Classics Ever – His Girl Friday, My Man Godfrey and More

By Annmarie Gatti on Jun 21, 2020 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Classic Movie Hub’s June picks for ourCMH-Curated BCE Channel As announced a few weeks ago, CMH is thrilled to have partnered with Best Classics Ever (BCE), a mega streaming channel dedicated to classic films and TV shows! And, we are proud to have our own Classic Movie Hub Channel?there, w... Read full article


The Funny Papers: In Praise of Hildy and His Girl Friday

By Kellee Pratt on Jun 16, 2020 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

In Praise of Hildy and HIS GIRL FRIDAY A raven-haired beauty. She?s a tall drink of water and commands the room with her confidence and radiance, with a wit as sharp as her perfectly slanted hat and Kalloch suit. Only Rosalind Russell as Hildy Johnson could go toe-to-toe with Cary Grant as ch... Read full article


HIS GIRL FRIDAY From Criterion

By Dan Day Jr. on Jan 29, 2017 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

Criterion has released on Blu-ray one of the greatest--and wildest--comedies from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Directed by Howard Hawks and starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell, HIS GIRL FRIDAY has become so famous that many have forgotten that the movie is a remake of THE FRONT PAGE (1931). Cri... Read full article


The Style Essentials--Rosalind Russell Reports in Style in 1940's HIS GIRL FRIDAY

on Oct 25, 2016 From GlamAmor

girl Friday noun A female assistant (as in an office) entrusted with a wide variety of tasks. Though the dictionary may define a "girl Friday" in this way, it hardly describes Hildegard "Hildy" Johnson in the 1940 film His Girl Friday. Played by Rosalind Russell, the character is exceptio... Read full article


1001 Classic Movies: His Girl Friday

By Amanda Garrett on Sep 12, 2016 From Old Hollywood Films

His Girl Friday (1940), starring Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, and Ralph Bellamy, is one of the 1001 classic movies you should see. Each Monday, I'm going to recommend a classic movie you should see (for the reasons behind the 1001 series and reviews of earlier films covered go here). This year's... Read full article


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Hildy Johnson: [speaking to Walter on the phone] Now, get this, you double-crossing chimpanzee: There ain't going to be any interview and there ain't going to be any story. And that certified check of yours is leaving with me in twenty minutes. I wouldn't cover the burning of Rome for you if they were just lighting it up. If I ever lay my two eyes on you again, I'm gonna walk right up to you and hammer on that monkeyed skull of yours 'til it rings like a Chinese gong!


Hildy Johnson: [speaking on the phone to Bruce] There's an old newspaper superstition that the first big check you get, you put in the lining of your hat. In your hat! It brings good luck.
Murphy: I've been a reporter for 20 years - I never heard that before.
Hildy Johnson: [to Murphy] Neither did I.


Walter Burns: What do you think I am, a crook?
Hildy Johnson: Yes.


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Facts about

Voted #10 in Total Film's 100 Greatest Movies Of All Time list (November 2005).
The famous in-joke about Ralph Bellamy's character ("He looks like that actor...Ralph Bellamy!") was almost left on the cutting room floor: Harry Cohn, the studio head, saw the dailies and responded in fury at the impertinence, but he let Howard Hawks leave it in, and it has always been one of the biggest laughs in the film.
The play that this movie was based on ("The Front Page") had a famous last line: "The son-of-a-bitch stole my watch!" While the line and the plot points leading up to it didn't fit into "His Girl Friday", they did pay homage to it by having the first crime that Burns framed Baldwin for be the theft of a watch.
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Inducted 1993
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