Screening

About His Girl Friday

Year Released:
1940
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
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In this classic screwball comedy, reporter Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell) is on the eve of retirement and remarriage when she is talked into one more assignment by her editor and ex-husband, unscrupulous newspaper man Walter Burns (Cary Grant). Johnson is assigned an interview with a man on death row and discovers the truth may not be all it appears. Meanwhile, Burns is intent on keeping his ex-wife and star reporter on the job–and in his life. In this screen adaptation of the play The Front Page, director Howard Hawks instructed the actors to speak as fast as they could, even stepping on each other’s lines, resulting in what is generally considered one of the fastest comedies ever made. (2K DCP Presentation)

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