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Notebook Reviews: HIS GIRL FRIDAY

Howard Hawks – 1940

One of the all-time great movies, Howard Hawk’s His Girl Friday is a fast and furious screwball comedy starring (a never better) Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell.

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. 

 

 

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