Wednesday, October 24, 2012

His Girl Friday

Ace reporter Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell) has quit her job at the paper in preparation for her impending nuptials, but her incorrigible editor and ex-husband (Cary Grant) entices her to stay with a juicy news story, pulling out every other trick in the book along the way in an effort to win her back. "His Girl Friday" is a frenetically paced classic from Hollywood legend Howard Hawks who reworked Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's already once filmed play "The Front Page" into this manic masterpiece. Grant and Russell are on the top of their respective games and a sheer delight to watch in a picture that is endless fun which never stops to take a breath.