Rent His Girl Friday (1940)

4.0 of 5 from 132 ratings
1h 32min
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Synopsis:
Chicago Morning Post editor Walter Burns (Cary Grant) is about to lose his ace reporter and former wife Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell) to Bruce Baldwin (Ralph Bellamy). Then a late breaking story involving the impending execution of an anarchist who escapes and is hidden from the police by the former husband and wife throws the pair together once again.
Actors:
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Directors:
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Producers:
Howard Hawks, Howard Hughes, Lewis Milestone
Writers:
Charles Lederer, Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur, Morrie Ryskind, Bartlett Cormack
Studio:
Elstree Hill Entertainment
Genres:
Classics, Comedy, Drama, Romance
BBFC:
Release Date:
14/04/2003
Run Time:
92 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour
BBFC:
Release Date:
16/01/2017
Run Time:
193 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • New interview with film scholar David Bordwell about 'His Girl Friday'
  • Archival interviews with 'His Girl Friday' director Howard Hawks
  • Featurettes from 1999 and 2006 about Hawks, actor Rosalind Russell, and the making of 'His Girl Friday'
  • Radio adaptation of 'His Girl Friday' from 1940
  • New piece about the restoration of 'The Front Page'
  • New piece about playwright and screenwriter Ben Hecht
  • Radio adaptations of the play 'The Front Page' from 1937 and 1946
  • 'His Girl Friday' Trailers
Disc 1:
This disc includes the following:
- His Girls Friday
- Special Features
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following:
- The Front Page
- Special Features

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Reviews (3) of His Girl Friday

Chastening Comedy. - His Girl Friday review by Steve Mason

Spoiler Alert
26/06/2012

Remake of The Front Page, starts off hilarious, and then critiques the death penalty. Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell and Ralph Bellamy are sublime, but the film never lets us forget the real pain of the depression.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

A classic - His Girl Friday review by JD

Spoiler Alert
12/11/2009

A lot of top 10 lists seem to be appearing in magazines. This was in one. It is an old film with picture and sound quality of the era. The dialogue is fast and furious with numerous cunning plots devised in an instant by the character of Cary Grant. This film I would imagine would have a market in the 60 - 80 year old bracket, for whom it may be a masterpiece. Not quite for me however.

1 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Man sees woman as his equal, in 1940 USA... OMG! - His Girl Friday review by DL

Spoiler Alert
07/10/2015

A surprising version of woman-versus-man romance trope.

The woman is not silly for a start - pretty amazing for a film made in 1940.

The film's premise is that a careers are important for women too; and that being a stay at home mum is not the only option; the male romantic lead proves his true love by showing how important her career is to her. I suspect maybe a bit of propaganda ahead of the USA joining the Allies in WWII; watch out for the brief mention of Hitler.

The sound quality is poor - but the dialogue is clear enough,

0 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

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