His Girl Friday (1940) Poster

His Girl Friday (1940)

1970
Not rated
1h 32m

Comedy / Drama

Invalid date

The second screen version of the Ben Hecht/Charles MacArthur play The Front Page, His Girl Friday changed hard-driving newspaper reporter Hildy Johnson from a man to a woman, transforming the story into a scintillating battle of the sexes. Rosalind Russell plays Hildy, about to foresake journalism for marriage to cloddish Bruce Baldwin (Ralph Bellamy). Cary Grant plays Walter Burns, Hildy's editor and ex-husband, who feigns happiness about her impending marriage as a ploy to win her back. The ace up Walter's sleeve is a late-breaking news story concerning the impending execution of anarchist Earl Williams (John Qualen), a blatant example of political chicanery that Hildy can't pass up. The story gets hotter when Williams escapes and is hidden from the cops by Hildy and Walter--right in the prison pressroom. His Girl Friday may well be the fastest comedy of the 1930s, with kaleidoscope action, instantaneous plot twists, and overlapping dialogue. And if you listen closely, you'll hear a couple of in jokes, one concerning Cary Grant's real name (Archie Leach), and another poking fun at Ralph Bellamy's patented poor sap screen image. Subsequent versions of The Front Page included Billy Wilder's 1974 adaptation, which restored Hildy Johnson's manhood in the form of Jack Lemmon, and 1988's Switching Channels, which cast Burt Reynolds in the Walter Burns role and Kathleen Turner as the Hildy Johnson counterpart.~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

Select Movie Theater Location

Find Movie Theaters in the US

Addison, TX

Albany, GA

Albuquerque, NM

Alexandria, VA

Allegany, NY

Allentown, PA

Alpharetta, GA

Altamonte Springs, FL

Amherst, NY

Anaheim, CA

Anderson Township, OH

Ankeny, IA

Annapolis, MD

Antioch, TN

Apple Valley, CA

Apple Valley, MN

Arcadia, CA

Ardmore, OK

Arlington, TX

Arlington, VA

Ashburn, VA

Asheville, NC

Ashtabula, OH

Athens, GA

Atlanta, GA

Auburn, AL

Auburn Hills, MI

Aurora, CO

Austin, TX

Aventura, FL

Bakersfield, CA

Baltimore, MD

Baraboo, WI

Baton Rouge, LA

Bayside, NY

Beaverton, OR

Bel Air, MD

Bellevue, WA

Beltsville, MD

Bensalem, PA

Bethesda, MD

Bethlehem, GA

Billings, MT

Birmingham, AL

Blacksburg, VA

Bloomington, IN

Bloomington, MN

Bloomsburg, PA

Bluefield, WV

Boerne, TX

Bolivar, MO

Boston, MA

Bradenton, FL

Braintree, MA

Brandon, FL

Brentwood, CA

Brick, NJ

Bridgewater, NJ

Brighton, CO

Bronx, NY

Brookhaven, GA

Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn, OH

Broomfield, CO

Buffalo, NY

Burbank, CA

Burleson, TX

Burlington, MA

Burlington, WA

Camp Hill, PA

Canoga Park, CA

Canton, GA

Carbondale, IL

Cartersville, GA

Castle Rock, CO

Cedar City, UT

Cedar Park, TX

Center Valley, PA

Centerville, UT

Chambersburg, PA

Champaign, IL

Chandler, AZ

Chanute, KS

Charlotte, NC

Chattanooga, TN

Cherry Hill, NJ

Chesterfield, MO

Chicago, IL

Chicago Ridge, IL

Chillicothe , MO

Chubbuck, ID

Chula Vista, CA

Cicero, IL

City of Industry, CA

Claremore, OK

Clarion, PA

Clarksville, TN

Cleveland, TN

Clifton, NJ

Clinton, MO

Clinton Twp, MI

Colorado Springs, CO

Columbia, MD

Columbia, SC

Columbus, GA

Columbus, IN

Columbus, OH

Concord, NC

Concordia, KS

Conway, SC

Conyers, GA

Cookeville, TN

Coon Rapids, MN

Corpus Christi, TX

Corvallis, OR

Council Bluffs, IA

Covina, CA

Crawfordsville, IN

Crestwood, IL

Creve Coeur, MO

Cullman, AL

Cumming, GA

Dallas, TX

Dalton, GA

Danbury, CT

Danvers, MA

Danville, IL

Daphne, AL

Dearborn, MI

Decatur, AL

Decatur, GA

Decatur, IL

Dekalb, IL

Denver, CO

Deptford, NJ

Des Moines, IA

Destin, FL

Dodge City, KS

Dorchester, MA

Dothan, AL

Dover, DE

Downey, CA

Dublin, OH

Dubuque, IA

Duluth, GA

Duncansville, PA

Durham, NC

Dyersburg, TN

East Brunswick, NJ

East Hanover, NJ

East Northport, NY

Eatontown, NJ

Eau Claire, WI

Eden Prairie, MN

Edina, MN

Edinburg, TX

Edison, NJ

Edwardsville, IL

El Paso, TX

Elizabeth, NJ

Elkhart, IN

Emeryville, CA

Evansville, IN

Farmingdale, NY

Farmington, MO

Fayetteville, AR

Fayetteville, NC

Festus, MO

Findlay, OH

Fitchburg, WI

Fleming Island, FL

Florence, AL

Forney, TX

Fort Collins, CO

Fort Gratiot, MI

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Fort Oglethorpe, GA

Fort Smith, AR

Fort Wayne, IN

Fort Worth, TX

Framingham, MA

Franklin, TN

Freehold, NJ

Fresh Meadows, NY

Frisco, TX

Fullerton, CA

Fulton, MO

Gaithersburg, MD

Galesburg, IL

Garden City, NY

Garland, TX

Gibsonton, FL

Glen Cove, NY

Glendale, AZ

Glendale, CA

Glendora, CA

Grain Valley, MO

Grand Forks, ND

Grand Island, NE

Grapevine, TX

Great Falls, MT

Greenbelt, MD

Greeneville, TN

Greensboro, NC

Greensburg, PA

Greenville, NC

Grove City, OH

Hackensack, NJ

Hamilton, OH

Hammond, LA

Hampton, VA

Hannibal, MO

Hanover, MA

Harahan, LA

Harrisonville, MO

Harvey, LA

Havelock, NC

Hays, KS

Heath, OH

Herndon, VA

Hialeah, FL

Hickory, NC

Hicksville, NY

High Point, NC

Highland Village, TX

Highlands Ranch, CO

Hiram, GA

Hixson, TN

Hodgkins, IL

Holladay, UT

Holland, MI

Holly Springs, NC

Holtsville, NY

Hot Springs, AR

Houma, LA

Houston, TX

Humble, TX

Huntington, NY

Huntsville, AL

Independence, MO

Indianapolis, IN

Inver Grove Heights, MN

Iola, KS

Irving, TX

Jacksonville, FL

Jacksonville, NC

Jamaica, NY

Jersey City, NJ

Johnson City, TN

Johnson Creek, WI

Johnston, IA

Junction City, KS

Kansas City, KS

Kansas City, MO

Katy, TX

Kennesaw, GA

Kennewick, WA

Kent, WA

Kissimmee, FL

Knoxville, TN

Kokomo, IN

La Jolla, CA

La Mirada, CA

Lagrange, GA

Lake Buena Vista, FL

Lake in the Hills, IL

Lake Jackson, TX

Lakewood, WA

Largo, MD

Las Vegas, NV

Lawrenceville, GA

Lawton, OK

Layton Hills, UT

Leavenworth, KS

Leawood, KS

Lebanon, MO

Lee's Summit, MO

Leesburg, FL

Lehi, UT

Levittown, NY

Lewisville, TX

Lexington Park, MD

Liberty, MO

Linden, NJ

Lisbon, CT

Little Rock, AR

Littleton, CO

Livonia, MI

Logan, UT

Lombard, IL

Londonderry, NH

Long Beach, CA

Longview, TX

Los Angeles, CA

Louisville, KY

Lowell, MA

Ludington, MI

Lufkin, TX

Lynnwood, WA

Machesney Park, IL

Madison, WI

Madison Heights, MI

Manhattan, KS

Manitowoc, WI

Mankato, MN

Manteca, CA

Marietta, GA

Marina Del Rey, CA

Marion, IL

Marion, IN

Marlton, NJ

Maryville, TN

Mattoon, IL

Mclean, VA

Mechanicsburg, PA

Melbourne, FL

Merrillville, IN

Mesa, AZ

Mesquite, NV

Mesquite, TX

Metairie, LA

Methuen, MA

Miami, FL

Miami, OK

Michigan City, IN

Middletown, NY

Midlothian, VA

Millbury, MA

Milledgeville, GA

Minot, ND

Miramar Beach, FL

Missoula, MT

Moberly, MO

Mobile, AL

Monett, MO

Monrovia, CA

Montclair, CA

Montebello, CA

Monterey Park, CA

Montgomery, AL

Morgantown, WV

Morris, IL

Morristown, NJ

Morristown, TN

Morrisville, NC

Morrow, GA

Mounds View, MN

Mount Lebanon, PA

Mount Vernon, IL

Mountainside, NJ

Mt Prospect, IL

Muncie, IN

Murfreesboro, TN

Myrtle Beach, SC

Nacogdoches, TX

Naperville, IL

Naples, FL

Nashville, TN

National City, CA

Neosho, MO

New Brunswick, NJ

New Lenox, IL

New Smyrna Beach, FL

New York, NY

Newark, CA

Newport, KY

Niles, IL

Normal, IL

Norman, OK

Norridge, IL

North Attleboro, MA

North Dartmouth, MA

North Fort Myers, FL

North Richland Hills, TX

North Wales, PA

Northbrook, IL

Northridge, CA

Norwalk, CA

Norwalk, CT

Oak Brook, IL

Ocoee, FL

Ogden, UT

Oklahoma City, OK

Olathe, KS

Oldsmar, FL

Omaha, NE

Ontario, CA

Opelika, AL

Orange, CA

Orange Beach, AL

Orange Park, FL

Overland Park, KS

Owasso, OK

Owings Mills, MD

Oxon Hill, MD

Ozark, MO

Palm Harbor, FL

Paramus, NJ

Parker, CO

Pekin, IL

Pembroke Pines, FL

Pensacola, FL

Peoria, IL

Peru, IL

Philadelphia, PA

Phoenix, AZ

Pittsburg, KS

Pittsburgh, PA

Plainfield, IN

Plainville, CT

Plano, TX

Pleasant Hill, IA

Plymouth Meeting, PA

Pompano Beach, FL

Poplar Bluff, MO

Port Chester, NY

Port St Lucie, FL

Porter Ranch, CA

Portland, TX

Pottsgrove, PA

Poway, CA

Prattville, AL

Princeton, NJ

Providence, RI

Provo, UT

Quincy, IL

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Randolph, MA

Rapid City, SD

Reading, PA

Redlands, CA

Redondo Beach, CA

Richmond, IN

Ridgefield Park, NJ

Ridgeland, MS

Rio Grande City, TX

Riverside, CA

Roanoke, VA

Rockaway, NJ

Rockford, IL

Rocklin, CA

Rockville Ctr., NY

Rocky River, OH

Rosemont, IL

Roseville, MN

Saginaw, MI

Saint Clairsville, OH

Saint Louis, MO

Saint Petersburg, FL

Salem, VA

Salina, KS

Salt Lake City, UT

San Antonio, TX

San Diego, CA

San Francisco, CA

San Jose, CA

Sandy, UT

Santa Clara, CA

Santa Monica, CA

Sapulpa, OK

Sarasota, FL

Saratoga Springs, NY

Sarver, PA

Savannah, GA

Schaumburg, IL

Schererville, IN

Seattle, WA

Sebring, FL

Sedalia, MO

Seekonk, MA

Selinsgrove, PA

Seminole, FL

Shawnee, KS

Shawnee, OK

Shelby, NC

Shenandoah, TX

Silverdale, WA

Simi Valley, CA

Sioux City, IA

Skokie, IL