"As Fresh And Undated And Bright A Film As You Could Want." -The New Yorker Considered by many to be the best of Howard Hawks' comedies (Bringing Up Baby, I Was A Male War Bride), His Girl Friday was adapted from Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's oft-filmed Broadway smash "The Front Page," with a screenplay by Charles Lederer. Hawks changed the sex of one of the amle leads, and revamped the spoof of newspapers and news hounds into a hilarious and sophisticated battle of the sexes and battle of the exes. When ace reporter Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell, never better) announces she's leaving the newspaper world behind to settle into domesticity with a stuffy fiance (Ralph Bellamy), her demanding editor and ex-husband Walter Burns (Cary Grant) is determined to keep her on staff and win back her heart in the process.

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His Girl Friday (1940)

Unrated

Romance/Classic/Comedy · 1h 32m · 1/12/1940

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She learned about men from him! ; The Year's Wildest, Wittiest Whirlwind of a Love Battle... Outrageously Racy... Sparkling... Gay!

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"As Fresh And Undated And Bright A Film As You Could Want." -The New Yorker Considered by many to be the best of Howard Hawks' comedies (Bringing Up Baby, I Was A Male War Bride), His Girl Friday was adapted from Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's oft-filmed Broadway smash "The Front Page," with a screenplay by Charles Lederer. Hawks changed the sex of one of the amle leads, and revamped the spoof of newspapers and news hounds into a hilarious and sophisticated battle of the sexes and battle of the exes. When ace reporter Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell, never better) announces she's leaving the newspaper world behind to settle into domesticity with a stuffy fiance (Ralph Bellamy), her demanding editor and ex-husband Walter Burns (Cary Grant) is determined to keep her on staff and win back her heart in the process.

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Status

Released

Languages

English, French

Country

United States

Production Company

Columbia Pictures Corporation

Revenue

$296,000
Part Of
Cast
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Cary Grant

Walter Burns
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Rosalind Russell

Hildegaard 'Hildy' Johnson
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Ralph Bellamy

Bruce Baldwin
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Gene Lockhart

Sheriff Peter B.'Pinky' Hartwell
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Porter Hall

Murphy - Reporter
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Ernest Truex

Roy V. Bensinger - Reporter
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Cliff Edwards

Endicott - Reporter
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Clarence Kolb

Mayor
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Roscoe Karns

McCue - Reporter
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Frank Jenks

Wilson - Reporter
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Regis Toomey

Sanders - Reporter
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Abner Biberman

Louis 'Diamond Louie 'Palutso
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Frank Orth

Duffy - Copy Editor
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John Qualen

Earl Williams
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Helen Mack

Mollie Malloy
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Alma Kruger

Mrs. Baldwin
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Billy Gilbert

Joe Pettibone
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Pat West

Warden Cooley
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Edwin Maxwell

Dr. Max J. Eggelhoffer
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Irving Bacon

Gus - Waiter (uncredited)
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Wade Boteler

Mike - Jail Guard (uncredited)
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Harry C. Bradley

Insurance Doctor (uncredited)
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Wheaton Chambers

Man in Elevator (uncredited)
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Edmund Cobb

Policeman (uncredited)
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Ann Doran

Newspaper Office Worker (uncredited)
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Ralph Dunn

Plainclothesman (uncredited)
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Earl Dwire

Pete Davis (uncredited)
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Pat Flaherty

Policeman Frank (uncredited)
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Eddie Hart

Plainclothesman (uncredited)
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Marion Martin

Evangeline - Louie's Blonde Associate (uncredited)
Crew
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Howard Hawks

Director
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Charles Lederer

Writer
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Ben Hecht

Writer
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Charles MacArthur

Writer
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Morrie Ryskind

Writer
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Howard Hawks

Producer
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Joseph Walker

Cinematograpy
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Gene Havlick

Editor
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Sidney Cutner

Music
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Felix Mills

Music
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Lodge Cunningham

Sound
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Lionel Banks

Art
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His Girl Friday

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1/1/2004

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7/19/2016

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Timeless Movie Classics

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7/15/2003

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8/30/2005

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Charade-Amazing Adventure-His Girl Friday

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4/11/2006

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1/3/2006

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(4K Ultra HD, Keep Case (HD, Low))

2/13/2024

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(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD, Low))

1/10/2017

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11/16/1999

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2/4/2003

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2/7/2006

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3/11/2008

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His Girl Friday

(DVD)

5/8/2001

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Disc Title Front Cover

His Girl Friday

(DVD, Digibook)

6/7/2016

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His Girl Friday

(DVD)

9/25/2001

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(DVD)

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His Girl Friday

(DVD)

10/1/2002

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Grant & Hope: Comedy Collection

(DVD)

8/7/2007

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His Girl Friday

(DVD)

1/22/2002

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(DVD)

Disc Title Front Cover

His Girl Friday

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

1/10/2017

Disc Title Front Cover

His Girl Friday

(DVD, Envelope)

5/25/2004

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Standing Ovation

(DVD)

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Comedy Classics 9 Movie Pack

(DVD)

5/31/2005

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His Girl Friday

(DVD)

1/7/2000

Disc Title Front Cover

His Girl Friday

(DVD, Digibook)

6/9/2004

Disc Title Front Cover

His Girl Friday

(DVD)

11/13/2006

Disc Title Front Cover

His Girl Friday

(DVD)

Disc Title Front Cover

His Girl Friday

(DVD, Envelope)

1/18/2011

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(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

9/15/2015

Disc Title Front Cover

His Girl Friday

(DVD)

Disc Title Front Cover

His Girl Friday

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

11/21/2000

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