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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.
Lederer, Charles - 1910-1976.
Grant, Cary - 1904-1986.
Russell, Rosalind
Bellamy, Ralph - 1904-1991.
Lockhart, Gene - 1891-1957.
Mack, Helen
Hall, Porter - 1888-1953.
Digiview Productions (Firm)
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Report This 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.

Report This 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.

Report This 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

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

This movie is so funny

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

Starring Rosalind Russell and Cary Grant

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

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