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His Girl Friday

(DVD - 2006 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
His Girl Friday

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An unscrupulous newspaper editor uses every dirty trick in the book to keep his ace reporter/ex-wife from retiring and remarrying in this twist on The Front Page.
Title: His girl Friday
[videorecording (DVD)]
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2006, 1939.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 92 min.) :,sd., b&w ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1939.
Summary: An unscrupulous newspaper editor uses every dirty trick in the book to keep his ace reporter/ex-wife from retiring and remarrying in this twist on The Front Page.
Additional Contributors: Hawks, Howard - 1896-1977.
Hall, Porter - 1888-1953.
Mack, Helen
Lockhart, Gene - 1891-1957.
Bellamy, Ralph - 1904-1991.
Russell, Rosalind
Grant, Cary - 1904-1986.
Lederer, Charles - 1910-1976.
Digiview Productions
Statement of Responsibility: Columbia Pictures Corporation ; director, Howard Hawks ; screenplay, Charles Lederer
Credits: Directed by Howard Hawks.
Performers: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy, Gene Lockhart, Helen Mack, Porter Hall.
System Details: DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital mono, full screen version (1.33:1 aspect ratio).
Other Language: English dialogue.
Subject Headings: Women journalists United States Drama. Divorced people United States Drama. Reporters and reporting United States Drama. Newspaper editors United States Drama. Man-woman relationships United States Drama.
Genre/Form: Feature films.
Comedy films.
Topical Term: Women journalists
Divorced people
Reporters and reporting
Newspaper editors
Man-woman relationships
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Jun 25, 2014
  • Isley rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The cinematic equivalent of sensory overload: the dialogue is so fast and the plot so torturous that you almost feel exhausted when it is over. Which is not to say it is anything less than a complete work of genius--when they say they don’t make em like they used to, this is what they are talking about.

Apr 22, 2014
  • PatrickLongworth1969 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is a charming and roguish film about the early years of newspaper reporting and the lengths that some will go for a story. An editor tries to stop his ex-wife from re-marrying and quitting her job and he ultimately succeeds through/due to circumstances that practically demand she step up to get the story - her fiancé not being the kind of man to understand this part of her nature and personality...

May 19, 2013
  • stuvw27 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Note to my grandchildren: Much of the humor in this movie depends on antique ideas and technology. In those days people learned about current events by reading a "newspaper" that was printed (like today, but in 2-D) a couple of times each day. People called "reporters" were paid (really!) to collect and write "articles" of interest. To do this they sometimes needed to "call in" the information using telephones connected by wires. Because of the wires, reporters needed to rush to a place were a telephone was and shout the "copy" to someone on the other end of the wire who would use a delightfully steam-punkish machine called a "typewriter" that would mechanically punch one letter at a time onto a piece of paper. Then, through a very complex process, this single copy of the "story" would be combined with many others into and "edition". Many copies of this edition would then be made and taken to various locations. If a person wanted to read the edition they had to go to one of the locations and pay money for a copy. Once read, the copy was useless and simply discarded. Oddly enough, the reporters were considered to be glamorous role-models.

Jul 23, 2012
  • rtom77 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

There is an excellent remake with Burt Reynolds and Kathleen Turner, "Switching Channels", and even a Billy Wilder version, "The Front Page" where the "couple" are Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau! All excellent films.

Jun 23, 2011
  • sdelao rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Wonderful! Grant and Russell sizzle in this film about the backside dealings of running a newspaper

Mar 22, 2011
  • 8217549 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This movie is so funny

Aug 20, 2009
  • DanniOcean rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Starring Rosalind Russell and Cary Grant


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Aug 20, 2009
  • DanniOcean rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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