Comedy Film Festival 2012

“His Girl Friday”

Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell in "His Girl Friday" (Columbia, 1940)

Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell in "His Girl Friday" (Columbia, 1940)

“His Girl Friday” (Columbia, 1940). Lightning-fast dialogue, witty one-liners and great chemistry are the hallmarks of this classic comedy. Cary Grant plays a newspaper editor who does everything he can to keep his ace reporter and ex-wife, played by Rosalind Russell, from leaving the volatile newspaper business and marrying a steady (if not boring) insurance salesman. All the while, a big story of political corruption and a man wrongly accused for murder add more depth (and more comedy) to the story. Good stuff. Written by Charles Lederer. Directed by Howard Hawks. “The last man who did that to me was Archie Leech.”

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