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His Girl Friday

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Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Starring: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy
Director: Howard Hawks
Plot Synopsis:

One of the fastest, funniest, and most quotable films ever made, His Girl Friday stars Rosalind Russell as reporter Hildy Johnson, a standout among cinema’s powerful women. Hildy is matched in force only by her conniving but charismatic editor and ex-husband, Walter Burns (played by the peerless Cary Grant), who dangles the chance for her to scoop her fellow newswriters with the story of an impending execution in order to keep her from hopping the train that’s supposed to take her to Albany and a new life as a housewife. When adapting Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur’s smash hit play The Front Page, director Howard Hawks had the inspired idea of turning star reporter Hildy Johnson into a woman, and the result is an immortal mix of hard-boiled newsroom setting with remarriage comedy. Also presented here is a brand-new restoration of the 1931 The Front Page, the famous pre-Code adaptation of the same material, directed by Lewis Milestone.

  • Release Details
    Release Date: January 10th, 2017
    Movie Release Year: 1940
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Criterion
  • Technical Specs
    Length:92 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p/AVC MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.33:1
    Audio Formats:English LPCM Mono
    Special Features:New 2K restoration of Lewis Milestone’s The Front Page (1931), made from a recently discovered print of the director’s preferred version
    New interview with film scholar David Bordwell about His Girl Friday
    Archival interviews with director Howard Hawks
    Featurettes from 1999 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
    PLUS: A booklet featuring essays on His Girl Friday and The Front Page by film critics Farran Smith Nehme and Michael Sragow