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His Girl Friday
She learned about men from him!
Hildy Johnson has divorced Walter Burns and visits his office to tell him that she is engaged to another man and that they are going to get married the day after. Walter Burns can't let that happen and frames the other man, Bruce Baldwin, for a lot of stuff getting him into trouble all the time, while he tries to steer Hildy back into her old job as his employee (editor of his newspaper).
Howard Hawks' "His Girl Friday" is a whirlwind of dialogue, memorable characters, and crackling comic energy. Hilarious and exhausting, the film is a robust and quick-witted piece of entertainment that has not only stood the test of time but has proved itself as one of Hollywood's greatest-ever comedies.
The plot involves a well-shaken potion of divorce, marriage, reporters, and convicts. In the middle of it all, Rosalind Russell's Hildy Johnson and Cary Grant's Walter Burns navigate the narrative as the now-separated couple can not escape one another's magnetism. The story skewers the newspaper business, crime films, and relationships while reveling in its characters and their personalities.
As the two lead personalities, Russell and Grant are excellent. Russell offers a strong…
I HAVE FOUND MY HAPPY SPACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
*exhales and twirls and somersaults off into the sunset*
His Girl Friday combines all of my favorite movie things like it was made just for me:
• Ex-lover drama
• Strong female character
• Biting satire
• Witty dialogue
• Lovable and multi-dimensional minor characters
• Emotional honesty
Absolute perfection. His Girl Friday has charm and happiness coming out of its eyeballs and I want to watch it every day for the rest of my life. Unfortunately that isn't possible because my watchlist has almost 300 films on it. A girl can dream...
Thanks for recommending this to me on my classics recommendations list Antonomasia, JW Hendricks, Lise, and Noetic Hatter!
It doesn't get much better than this. The snappy dialogue is funny, smart and quick. And I mean quick. It makes The Social Network look taciturn.
Cary Grant is at his best as news editor Walter Burns who wants his ex-wife and former journalist back. Rosalind Russell is pure perfection as Hildy Johnson who wants nothing to do with her ex or the newspaper business. She wants to go live in Albany and have children with her new fiance. Walter will stop at nothing to prevent Hildy from leaving. He will be cunning, sly and play dirty if it is required.
The film also serves as a critique of the newspaper industry, showing newspaper men misquoting and outright inventing stories…
Walter, you're wonderful, in a loathsome sort of way.
Howard Hawks' adaptation of the Broadway play The Front Page is best described as a piece of dialogue heaven, thanks in no small part to screenwriter Charles Lederer. It was their first collaboration together and it turned out to not only be their best, but the best film adapted from the play. No small task considering that it wasn't the first, and it would go on to be adapted in two more TV movies, a series and a feature film directed by Billy Wilder no less.
"You've got an old fashioned idea divorce is something that lasts forever." ~ Walter Burns
Witty dialogue is the hallmark of this Howard Hawks remake of "The Front Page" (1930), based upon the 1928 stage play of the same name by former Chicago reporters Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur. Gary Grant plays New York newspaper publisher Walter Burns and Rosalind Russell is his ex-wife/star reporter Hildy Johnson (in the original, Hildy was a man). They deliver their repartee at a breakneck pace, as Burns tries to convince her of a future in journalism, not settling down with Albany insurance salesman Bruce Baldwin (Ralph Bellamy).
Reflective of the stage play, most of the scenes take place either in the offices of…
Anything with Cary is worth watching
His Girl Friday es una comedia de 1940 que ha permanecido bajo el culto de las generaciones siguientes, es citada como favorita por capos desde Rainer Fassbinder hasta Quentin Tarantino y con mucha razón. Se trata de una sátira de la prensa y el periodismo en general en forma de mordaz comedia negra sostenida en sus 90 minutos por un diálogo trancadísimo y un genial sentido del ritmo. Debería darle vergüenza a Columbia Pictures, productores de esta joya de la comedia quedar en el siglo XXI como distribuidores de caraduras de la talla de Adam Sandler y las sobras de la sitcomedia como portaestandartes de una comedia por comparación insípida y sin ideas.
Quick-witted, fast talking zipperonis. The film version of caffeine.
Fast talking journalists use people, report lies, and destroy to bloat their own ego and sell blood for ad revenue. Hilarious love story.
Welp, I don't know why this wasn't there already, but this is immediately going on my favorites list.
fucking vultures, all of 'em
the whole time I was watching this I was like "damn Lorelai Gilmore would love this movie" and ahahaha of course ASP is two steps ahead of me: youtu.be/MZWAxGixNy8?t=44s
Without Cary Grant this film would be so boring. I only conjured up a few laughs here and there. I thought it was alright.
Altmanesque overlapping dialogue way before Altman. Palinesque denunciations of the "Lame-Stream Media" way before her particular brand of criticism was thrust upon America. And the parts that are dated aren't even that dated. An absolute classic.
A list that, if nothing else, proves the day-to-day usefulness of applied statistics.
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