His Girl Friday
Director: Howard Hawks Run Time: 92 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1940
Starring: Cary Grant, Gene Lockhart, Helen Mack, Ralph Bellamy, Rosalind Russell
Screenwriters: Ben Hecht, Charles Lederer, Charles MacArthur
Producer: Howard Hawks
Howard Hawks’ witty rapid-fire slapstick comedy His Girl Friday is a delightfully farcical romance that continues to stand the test of time. Hildy, a journalist and the former wife of newspaper editor Walter Burns, visits his office to inform him that she’s engaged and will be getting remarried the next day. Walter can’t let that happen and frames the fiancé for one thing after another, all while trying to steer Hildy into returning to her old job as his star reporter.