09 Aug His Girl Friday
Based on the 1931 play “The Front Page” by Ben Hecht and directed by Howard Hawks, this fast-paced screwball comedy stars the impeccable Cary Grant as Walter Burns, the unscrupulous editor of a Chicago tabloid. Rosalind Russell co-stars as Hildy Johnson, ace reporter and ex-wife of Burns. Convinced that the newspaper can print an article that will save the life of a man sentenced to hang for a murder he didn’t commit, Burns needs Hildy to write the front-page story. Unfortunately, Hildy has just announced that she’s quitting the newspaper business and about to remarry. Witty, rapid-fire dialogue replaces sight gags as Burns attempts to charm the conflicted Hildy into returning to her job… and to him.