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His Girl Friday is a american film of genre Drama directed by Howard Hawks released in USA on 18 january 1940 with Cary Grant

His Girl Friday (1940)

His Girl Friday
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Released in USA 18 january 1940
Length 1h32
Directed by
Genres Drama,    Comedy,    Comedy-drama,    Romantic comedy,    Romance
Rating77% 3.897523.897523.897523.897523.89752

His Girl Friday is a 1940 American screwball comedy film directed by Howard Hawks, from an adaptation by Charles Lederer, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur of the play The Front Page by Hecht and MacArthur. The major change in this version, introduced by Hawks, is that the role of Hildy Johnson is a woman.

The film stars Cary Grant as Walter Burns and Rosalind Russell as Hildy Johnson and features Ralph Bellamy as Bruce Baldwin.

The film was #19 on American Film Institute's 100 Years...100 Laughs and has been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry. Due to a failure to renew the copyright registration, the film entered the public domain in 1968; the 1928 play it is based on remains under copyright until 2024.


Walter Burns (Cary Grant) is a hard-boiled editor for The Morning Post who learns his ex-wife and former star reporter, Hildegard "Hildy" Johnson (Rosalind Russell), is about to marry bland insurance man Bruce Baldwin (Ralph Bellamy) and settle down to a quiet life as a wife and mother in Albany, New York. Walter determines to sabotage these plans, enticing the reluctant Hildy to cover one last story, the upcoming execution of convicted murderer Earl Williams (John Qualen).


Cary Grant

(Walter Burns)
Rosalind Russell

(Hildy Johnson)
Ralph Bellamy

(Bruce Baldwin)
Gene Lockhart

(Sheriff Hartwell)
Alma Kruger

(Mrs. Baldwin)
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