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Director: Howard Hawks     Starring: Cary Grant Rosalind Russell
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40198106
UPC: 089218300997
UPC 14: 00089218300997
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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.


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Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Gotham (dba Alpha)
Video Release Date Release Date: 3/29/2007
Video Play Time Running Time: 92 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1940
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 3009D
Video UPC UPC: 00089218300997
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: B&W

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Cary Grant
Video Cast Info Abner Biberman
Video Cast Info Ernest Truex
Video Cast Info Cliff Edwards
Video Cast Info Rosalind Russell
Video Cast Info Ralph Bellamy
Video Cast Info Frank Orth
Video Cast Info Billy Gilbert
Video Cast Info Roscoe Karns
Video Cast Info Frank Jenks
Video Cast Info Porter Hall
Video Cast Info Helen Mack
Video Cast Info Edwin Maxwell
Video Cast Info Clarence Kolb
Video Cast Info Alma Kruger
Video Cast Info Gene Lockhart
Video Cast Info John Qualen
Video Cast Info Regis Toomey
Video Cast Info Charles Lederer - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Joseph Walker - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Morris Stoloff - Composer
Video Cast Info Howard Hawks - Producer
Video Cast Info Lionel Banks - Art Director
Video Cast Info Charles Hecht - Source Writer
Video Cast Info Gene Havlick - Editor
Video Cast Info Howard Hawks - Director

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

"[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

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Grant,Cary
Product attributeLabel:   Alpha Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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