Monday, March 12, 2007

His Girl Friday

This Cary Grant/Rosalind Russell comedy from 1940 is available on DVD but can be viewed online here at the Internet Archive and here courtesy of GoogleVideo:

From the google site:
Hilarious romantic comedy starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell. Russell is rough and tumble reporter looking to get out of the news racket by marrying and becoming a house wife after her divorce from newspaper publisher Grant. Just when she is about to leave town with her husband-to-be the still lovesick Grant drafts her to cover one final breaking news sensation. Along with plenty of laughs and fast paced dialog this film provides a witty and cynical look at news business.

It's a fun film.

11/15/2009: The Husband chose this for the 2 of us to watch this afternoon. He had forgotten much of it. It is really quite similar to The Awful Truth. Variety has a review. The New York Times closes with this:
Except to add that we've seen "The Front Page" under its own name and others so often before we've grown a little tired of it, we don't mind conceding "His Girl Friday" is a bold-faced reprint of what was once—and still remains—the maddest newspaper comedy of our times.

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