His Girl Friday

His Girl Friday notes 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.

Walter Burns Cary Grant is a hardboiled editor for The Morning Post who learns his exwife and former star reporter, Hildegard Hildy Johnson Rosalind Russell, is about to marry bland insurance man Bruce Baldwin Ralph Bellamy and settle down to a quiet life as a wife and mother in Albany, New York. Walter determines to sabotage these plans, enticing the reluctant Hildy to cover one last story, the upcoming execution of convicted murderer Earl Williams John Qualen.Walter does everything he can to keep Hildy from leaving, including setting Bruce up so he gets arrested over and over again on trumpedup charges. He even kidnaps Hildys stern motherinlawtobe Alma Kruger. When Williams escapes from the bumbling sheriff Gene Lockhart and practically falls into Hildys lap, the lure of a big scoop proves too much for her. She is so consumed with writing the story that she hardly notices as Bruce realizes his cause is hopeless and returns to Albany. ........

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