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His Girl Friday

  NR HD Closed Captioning

Howard Hawks

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Plot Summary

A classic screwball comedy in which Russell plays reporter Hildy Johnson, who, on the eve of her remarriage, is talked into one more assignment by her editor and ex-husband, Grant. While interviewing a condemned man, Hildy realizes that his hanging is planned as a vote-getting measure. Spontaneously, she helps the man escape.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 39
  • Fresh: 38
  • Rotten: 1
  • Average Rating: 8.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: It takes you by the scruff of the neck in the first reel and it shakes you madly, bellowing hoarsely the. while, for the remaining six or seven. Before it's over you don't know whether you have been laughing or having your ears boxed. – Frank S. Nugent, New York Times, Feb 10, 2014

Fresh: Casting is excellent, with Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell in the top roles. – Variety Staff, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: The movie bears reviewing because there's always something new in the confetti of one-liners, while its depiction of the Fourth Estate remains relevant. – Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: Cary Grant's performance is truly virtuoso -- stunning technique applied to the most challenging material. – Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader, Jun 3, 2014

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Customer Reviews

You should definatly buy this!

I can't believe they have this movie! Itunes is getting better, ANYTHING with Carry Grant is clearly a winner. This comedy is awesome, but you may need to take a breath or two before you watch this movie, it's a bit fast pace. Actually it's very high pace!

Fast paced comedy at its best!

This is definitely the best version of "The Front Page" ever done. The patter between Grant and Russell is incredible and non-stop. A must-see!

Great film, but shame on itunes

People why are you paying 10 bucks for this. It's public domain, it's free, and free legally. That said I watched His Girl Friday for my film class and loved it.

His Girl Friday
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 1940

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