His Girl Friday

Dashing Walter Burns (Cary Grant), editor of a tabloid journal, can't let go of his ace reporter Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell). Being she's his former wife and being she's about to marry a bland insurance guy, it's just too much. Dishing out egregious gags and gaffs, Grant finds that Hildy never saw a story she couldn't digest. Director Hawks hawks this uproarious story with more chatter than the Sunday edition, but the bold banner is the breakneck banter delivered as overlapping dialogue. As someone in these pages once said, “Actors like Grant and Russell could talk faster than actors today can think.” That says it all.

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