Sign up for your 2 week free trial

His Girl Friday (1940)

Write review

5 out of 10 Glittering
Philip from Dublin, 19 Dec 2009
Maybe one of the finest of all Hollywood comedies. And its proof that remakes don't always have to suck. It is a brilliantly imaginative retelling of the classic play and film The Front Page, with 'Hildy' as a woman this time. Grant and Russell are memorable as the bickering couple caught up in the cynical world of 1920's New York newspapers. The dialog sparkles and shines and even the most minor characters are played by wonderful actors. Hilarious and essential viewing.
Was this review helpful to you? 
0 people out of 0 found this review helpful
0 Comments...      leave a comment

What's it about....
This hilarious re-working of The Front Page by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur sees Grant as the savage editor and, in a switch, the reporter played by scheming Rosalind Russell. This version adds the twin lures of sex and romance. The film moves at whirlwind speed, as Director Howard Hawks instructed his actors to overlap their lines, so much so that at times everyone seems to be talking at once. Hawks also had his cast move at twice the normal speed so the screen looks...

(read more)

  • View Franklyn
  • View Grosse Pointe Blank
  • View Ben Hur
  • View Gaynor Fayes Fit Friends Workout
  • View The Tournament (Blu-ray)
  • View Fired Up!
  • View Dekalog - Parts 9-10
  • View 50/50
  • View The Other Guys
  • View Diary Of A Wipmy Kid 3: Dog Days (Blu-ray)
  • View The Awakening
  • View Sleeping Beauty
  • View Apocalypto
  • View Gandhi
  • View Brokeback Mountain
  • View The Skin I Live In
  • View City Of Men
  • View Biutiful (Blu-ray)
  • View The Magnet
  • View The Smurfs 2 (3D) (Blu-ray)
  • View Whos Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?
  • View Swing Vote
  • View Breaking Bad: Season 1
  • View Troll Hunter (Blu-ray)
  • View The Final Cut
  • View Cop Out
  • View James Bond Casino Royale
  • View Notting Hill
  • View Terminator 2
  • View How To Train Your Dragon 2 (Blu-ray)
  • View The Good Thief
  • View Underworld - Rise of the Lycans (Blu-ray)
  • View Free Birds (Blu-ray)
  • View The Informant
  • View Fright Night (Blu-ray)
  • View Blood Ties (Blu-ray)
  • View Rampart (Blu-ray)
  • View Bel Ami
  • View Crank 2: High Voltage
  • View Tangled