His Girl Friday (1940)

His Girl Friday (1940) movie poster

director Howard Hawks
viewed: 01/03/2015

I love His Girl Friday.  Back in film school, I wound up seeing it multiple times as part of a class that I was TA’ing.  But it had been a long while.

The kids hadn’t seen it.  They really liked it a lot.

Cary Grant and Rosiland Russell are superb in Howard Hawks’ rattatat machine gun dialogue, snappier and funnier and faster than you can shake a stick at.  Ralph Bellamy is also hilarious as the squarest square in all of Albany, NY.

Screwball comedy at its sharpest.

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