Was told it's a classic...and, yeah, I guess I can see why. However, I do think this one is quite overrated.
Or maybe I'm just not a massive fan of screwball comedies? Who knows?
I did like this though, but I don't think it's a full on masterpiece or anything.
Directed by th...
His Girl Friday
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 in... read more
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December 18, 2011
Fast-paced screwball of a romantic comedy (and widely considered the first ever) elicits more laughs than many comedies today. The best part about HIS GIRL FRIDAY is that not only does it try for humor, it succeeds at almost every try. Look back at today's romantic comedies: it...
August 16, 2011
Snappy dialogue and a quick-witted script highlight this film from 1940. Based on a play called "The Front Page", director Howard Hawks' "His Girl Friday" takes a comedically serious look at the sleezy world of yellow journalism. Star reporter Hildy (Rosalind Russell) is quitti...
July 31, 2011
And you thought the Social Network was fast. Full review later.
May 10, 2011
Witty banter abound in this noirish classic. I can't believe that people can springboard of each other that perfectly, but then again being an actor in that day and age meant really being on top of your game if you were to survive. Thankfully this film has survived many, many y...
March 2, 2011
A hard nosed newspaper woman decides to quit to marry and settle down, but when a death row inmate escapes and lands in her lap things get a little more complicated. His Girl Friday features one of the great screwball partnerships of all time as Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell bi...
February 23, 2011fb619846742
An overall outstanding, impressive film dealing with a conniving newspaper editor (Cary Grant) who schemes to keep his ex-wife and star reporter (Rosalind Russell) around after she tells him that she plans on leaving town and getting married to her fiance (Ralph Bellamy) the next...
October 11, 2010
this might be my favorite screwball comedy, just as funny as ever, with a sharp underpinning of social commentary. grant's flow is fantastic here and russell is with him every step of the way. shame this was their only film together; they're a great pair. lines fly so thick an...
September 29, 2010
This fast paced comedy feels a bit rushed at times, but they're only trying to give you the same feeling that the reporters have about having to rush all the time, which is cool. Great cast. This is a must see movie.
August 2, 2010
More famous for Gypsy and Mame, Rosalind Russell plays bumbling perfectly. Cary Grant, as always is male, ego driven, and chauvinistic, in the best possible way. Howard Hawks directs the masterpiece.