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Director: Howard Hawks     Starring: Cary Grant Rosalind Russell
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40143261
UPC: 043396267091
UPC 14: 00043396267091
Rating: NR
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She learned about men from him!
An unscrupulous newspaper editor used every dirty trick in the book to stop his ace reporter/ex-wife from remarrying and moving to albany. Special features: subtitles in english, french, spanish, portuguese, chinese, korean, and thai: theatrical trailer: talent files: production notes: and much more.

"As fresh and undated and bright a film as you could want.  The New Yorker

Editor's Note
In Howard Hawks's screwball masterpiece adapted from the stage play THE FRONT PAGE by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur, star reporter Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell), once married to suave editor Walter Burns (Cary Grant), plans to leave the stressful newspaper world behind and marry a boring insurance agent. Walter won't reveal his feelings for Hildy but tries to keep her from leaving by convincing her to cover one last story, a politically motivated execution. When the convict manages to escape, chaos breaks loose, and Hildy finds herself working alongside Walter to break the story wide open.

HIS GIRL FRIDAY is a loose, freewheeling gem featuring some of the fastest dialogue ever filmed (peppered with inspired ad-libbing by Grant and Russell, each appearing at comedic high points in their careers). Hawks, who changed the original story of two newspapermen into a battle of the sexes, keeps the frenetic action careening forward and allows a few slim but luminous notes of genuine affection to slip into Hildy and Walter's storm of hilarious verbal barbs, creating a potent and heartfelt classic that stands as one of the most influential comedies ever made.

Features

Video Features DVD, Mono Audio, Aspect Ratio 1.33:1, English, Subtitled, Dubbed, No Longer Produced

Technical Info


Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Sony
Video Release Date Release Date: 3/15/2011
Video Play Time Running Time: 92 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1940
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 26709
Video UPC UPC: 00043396267091
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English, Spanish Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, Chinese
Video Color Spec Video: B&W

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Cary Grant
Video Cast Info Gene Lockhart
Video Cast Info Ralph Bellamy
Video Cast Info Rosalind Russell
Video Cast Info Ben Hecht - Based On Play By
Video Cast Info Charles MacArthur - Based On Play By
Video Cast Info Howard Hawks - Director
Video Cast Info Joseph Walker - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Sidney Cutner - Musical Score
Video Cast Info Howard Hawks - Producer
Video Cast Info Charles Lederer - Screenplay

Professional Reviews

Entertainment Weekly
"...One of the funniest American films ever made....Brilliant ensemble cast..." -- Rating: A 10/27/1995 p.104

USA Today
"...HIS GIRL FRIDAY is greatest newspaper comedy and one of the greatest screwball comedies ever made..." 11/24/2000 p.11E

Entertainment Weekly
"[O]ne of the fastest, wittiest comedies in history." 02/10/2006 p.119

Premiere
"[T]his classic, alternating between near-moronic farce and quasi-tragedy and blasting all the notes in between, features Cary Grant at his weaseliest." 08/01/2006 p.65

Entertainment Weekly
"Watch it and see what a frantic adventure love can be." 02/16/2007 p.65

Austin Chronicle 10 of 10
...comedies just don't come any better... crackles with the same type of energy and action director Howard Hawks was known for in his big, bold dramas, only instead of bullets flying, it's one-liners zipping and pinging past your head... - Raoul Hernandez

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Grant,Cary
Product attributeLabel:   Columbia/tri-Star
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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