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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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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


His Girl Friday

By Amanda Garrett on Dec 5, 2015 From Old Hollywood Films

Today, I'm writing about the classic screwball comedy His Girl Friday (1940) starring Cary Grant (left), Rosalind Russell, and Ralph Bellamy. This post is part of the Try It, You'll Like It blogathon hosted by Sister Celluloid and Movies Silently. This blogathon is all about gateway movies that ... Read full article


HIS GIRL FRIDAY ( 1940 )

By Theresa Brown on Apr 26, 2015 From CineMaven's Essays from the Couch

See what happens when a woman who realizes she can’t “have it all” decides to quit her job to concentrate on being a wife… ?HIS GIRL FRIDAY? stars Cary Grant as newspaper editor Walter Burns and Rosalind Russell as his ex-wife and ex-star reporter, Hildy Johnson. Howard Hawk... Read full article


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Walter Burns: You've got an old fashioned idea divorce is something that lasts forever, 'til death do us part.' Why divorce doesn't mean anything nowadays, Hildy, just a few words mumbled over you by a judge.


Hildy Johnson: Walter, you're wonderful, in a loathsome sort of way.


Hildy Johnson: A big fat lummox like you hiring an airplane to write: "Hildy, don't be hasty. Remember my dimple. Walter." Delayed our divorce 20 minutes while the judge went out and watched it.


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Facts about

Voted #10 in Total Film's 100 Greatest Movies Of All Time list (November 2005).
"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 30, 1941 with Rosalind Russell and Cary Grant reprising their film roles.
Rosalind Russell thought, while shooting, that she didn't have as many good lines as Cary Grant had, so she hired an advertisement writer through her brother-in-law and had him write more clever lines for the dialog. Since Howard Hawks allowed for spontaneity and ad-libbing, he, and many of the cast and crew didn't notice it, but Grant knew she was up to something, leading him to greet her every morning: "What have you got today?"
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