His Girl Friday

His Girl Friday (1940)

Genres - Comedy, Comedy Drama, Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy Drama, Comedy of Remarriage, Romantic Comedy  |   Release Date - Jan 18, 1940  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - NR
  • AllMovie Rating
    7
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

Share on

Description by Wikipedia

His Girl Friday is a 1940 American screwball comedy film directed by Howard Hawks, from an adaptation by Charles Lederer, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur of the play The Front Page by Hecht and MacArthur. This was the second time the play had been adapted for the screen, the first occasion being the 1931 film also called The Front Page. The major change in this version, introduced by Hawks, is that the role of Hildy Johnson is a woman.

The film stars Cary Grant as Walter Burns and Rosalind Russell as Hildy Johnson and features Ralph Bellamy as Bruce Baldwin.

The film was #19 on American Film Institute's 100 Years...100 Laughs and has been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry. Due to a failure to renew the copyright registration, the film entered the public domain in the United States in 1968, but it remains copyrighted in France. The 1928 play it is based on remains under copyright in the United States until 2024.

Movie Info

Tags

American Film Institute, Corrupt Politician, Fugitive, Insurance Agent, Journalism, Journalist, Newspaper Editor, Political Corruption, Press Room, Reprieve, Rolltop Desk, Screwball Comedy, The Front Page, United States, Wager

Attributes

Based On: The Front Page
Subject: capital punishment, journalism

Alternate Titles

A nagy sztori
HU
A pénteki barátnő
HU
Ayuno de amor
AR, MX
Det ligger i blodet
SE
Dziewczyna Piętaszek
PL
His Girl Friday
AU, CA, IN, GB, US
Howard Hawks' His Girl Friday
GB, US
I proti selida
GR
Jego dziewczyna
PL
Jeho dívka Pátek
CZ
Jejum de Amor
BR
Jo merginos penktadienis
LT
La dame du vendredi
BE, CA, FR
La signora del venerdì
IT
Luna nueva
AR, ES
Mâna lui dreaptã
RO
Meidän vastaeronneitten kesken
FI
Mi asistente favorita
VE
Na'arato Sheshet
IL
Njegova djevojka Petko
HR
Njegovo dekle Petek
SI
O Grande Escândalo
PT
Oss nysskilda emellan
FI
Sein Mädchen für besondere Fälle
DE
Sensationen
DK
Siste sensasjon
NO
Xanapantrevomai tin gynaika mou
GR
Ξαναπαντρεύομαι τη γυναίκα μου
GR
Його дівчина П'ятниця
UA
Момиче за всичко
BG
Новини за първа страница
BG
ヒズ・ガール・フライデー
JP
小報妙冤家
TW
小报妙冤家
CN
星期五女郎
CN
그의 연인 프라이데이
KR