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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


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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Quotes from

Bruce Baldwin: Mighty nice little town, Albany. They've got the state capitol there, you know.

Walter Burns: There's been a lamp burning in the window for ya, honey... here.
Hildy Johnson: Oh, I jumped out that window a long time ago.

Hildy Johnson: I wouldn't cover the burning of Rome for you if they were just lighting it up!

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Facts about

The restaurant scene was written directly for the movie and took twice the time to shoot than expected: four days. The difficulty resided in the editing, since the characters had to eat, and the background actors kept walking around.
When Earl Williams tries to get out of the roll-top desk, Burns (Cary Grant) says: "Get back in there, you Mock Turtle". Grant played the Mock Turtle in Alice in Wonderland.
Rosalind Russell was borrowed from MGM for this film.
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His Girl Friday

Released 1940
Inducted 1993

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