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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What?s Streaming in Jan on the CMH Channel at Best Classics Ever? His Girl Friday, Cyrano de Bergerac, Road to Bali.

By Annmarie Gatti on Jan 4, 2021 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Our January Picks on the Classic Movie Hub ChannelJanuary Birthdays and Chasing Away the Winter Blues! It?s that time again? We have our monthly free streaming picks for our Classic Movie Hub Channel at Best Classics Ever (BCE) ? the mega streaming channel for classic movies and TV shows! That... Read full article


What’s Streaming in Sept on the CMH Channel at Best Classics Ever? Angel and the Bad Man, The Hitch-Hiker, His Girl Friday and More

By Annmarie Gatti on Sep 3, 2020 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Our Sept Picks on the Classic Movie Hub ChannelOver 40 Titles Streaming Free All Month Long! It’s that time again… We have our monthly free streaming picks for our Classic Movie Hub Channel at Best Classics Ever (BCE) – the mega streaming channel for classic movies and TV shows... Read full article


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


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Quotes from

Bruce Baldwin: [Speaking of Walter] You know, Hildy, he's not such a bad fellow.
Hildy Johnson: No, he should make some girl real happy.
Bruce Baldwin: Uh-huh.
Hildy Johnson: [Under her breath] Slap-happy.
Bruce Baldwin: He's not the man for you. I can see that. But I sort of like him. He's got a lot of charm.
Hildy Johnson: Well, he comes by it naturally - his grandfather was a snake.


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


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


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Facts about

The incident with Walter and Hildy hiding escaped killer Earl Williams in a desk in the city room was based on a real incident. Emile Gauvreau, the editor of the old New York City paper "The New York Evening Graphic", hid an escaped killer in the city room of the newspaper, interviewed him, wrote the story and waited until the paper was on the street before turning him over to the police.
"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.
(At 35:00) In the news room the reporters are playing poker and one of them calls out to the reporter McCue, played by Roscoe Karns, who's sitting by a window that looks on a staircase. "Hey Mac (no response)... Hey Stairway Sam, would you mind turning on some lights." If you back up the DVD a minute or two you'll see why he's "Stairway Sam". In the background of these newsroom scenes McCue (or "Stairway Sam") is trying to look up the womens' dresses as they go up the stair case (at 27:30, 35:20 and 39:00). Even during one of the few serious moments in the film just after Molly Molloy confronts the newsmen with their lies Stairway Sam can't help himself. Not to mention he's flirting with and chatting up every woman who walks by. This was probably something that got by the Hayes office censors of the time.
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