Howard Hawks – 1940
Based on the 1928 play The Front Page by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur, the script by Charles Lederer crackles with non-stop witty one-liners. Howard Hawks‘ rat-tat-tat dialogue is is on peak display here.
If you want a film which is well acted, expertly written and brilliantly directed then His Girl Friday is the movie for you. In fact, it should be the move for everyone. Brilliant.