'His Girl Friday' movie poster
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His Girl Friday

1940 | 1h 32m | Comedy, Drama

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The second screen version of the Ben Hecht/Charles MacArthur play The Front Page, His Girl Friday changed hard-driving newspaper reporter Hildy Johnson from a man to a woman, transforming the story into a scintillating battle of the sexes. Rosalind Russell plays Hildy, about to foresake journalism for marriage to cloddish Bruce Baldwin (Ralph Bellamy). Cary Grant plays Walter Burns, Hildy's editor and ex-husband, who feigns happiness about her impending marriage as a ploy to win her back. The ace up Walter's sleeve is a late-breaking news story concerning the impending execution of anarchist E...

Director

Howard Hawks

Stars

Cary Grant Rosalind Russell Ralph Bellamy Gene Lockhart Porter Hall Ernest Truex Cliff Edwards Clarence Kolb Roscoe Karns Frank Jenks

Release date

21 Sep 1940

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