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Feature Film

Classic - Thriller - Crime - Drama - Romance - Comedy

United States 1940 | 92 Min

His Girl Friday (1940)

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Subtitles in

Don't change your husband

Genre

Classic Thriller Crime Drama Romance Comedy

Subjects

journalism newspaper niagara falls new york albany

Language

English

Story

Having been away for four months, Hildy Johnson walks into the offices of the New York City based The Morning Post, where she is a star reporter, to tell her boss, editor Walter Burns, that she is quitting. The reason for her absence was among other things to get a Reno divorce, from, of all people, Walter, who admits he was a bad husband. Hildy divorced Walter largely because she wanted more of a home life, whereas Walter saw her more as a driven hard-boiled reporter than subservient homemaker. Hildy has also come to tell Walter that she is taking the afternoon train to Albany, where she will be getting married tomorrow to staid straight-laced insurance agent, Bruce Baldwin, with whose mother they will live, at least for the first year. Walter doesn't want to lose Hildy, either as a reporter or a wife, and if he does, doesn't believe Bruce is worthy of her. Walter does whatever he can at least to delay Hildy and Bruce's trip, long enough to persuade Hildy to stay for good. His plan (IMDB)

Director

Howard Hawks

Writer

Charles Lederer, Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur

Cast

Cary Grant
Rosalind Russell
Ralph Bellamy
Gene Lockhart

Producers

Howard Hawks

Cinematographer

Joseph Walker

Production Designer

Lionel Banks

Editors

Gene Havlick

Composer

Sidney Cutner, Felix Mills

Musicians