His Girl Friday (1940)

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A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying.

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  • Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell in His Girl Friday (1940)
  • Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell in His Girl Friday (1940)
  • Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell in His Girl Friday (1940)
  • Rosalind Russell in His Girl Friday (1940)
  • Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell in His Girl Friday (1940)
  • Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell in His Girl Friday (1940)

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29 December 2002 | rch427
A vastly overrated headache factory
Apparently Howard Hawks must've assumed that Cary Grant could carry off even the most abrasive of lead roles. Sure, Grant specialized in snappy banter with a caustic touch, but it was usually balanced with self-deprication and an unrealistic modesty. Unfortunately, none of that humanity is present here, just endless, overlapping sniping, arguing and scheming, at ninety miles a minute. How anyone can muster any sympathy for Grant's character is beyond me.

The crossfire dialogue is occasionally relieved by stretches of tedium. Rosalind Russell is charming and bright, and Ralph Bellamy does the best he can with what he's given. While there may be occasional touches of wit and good characterizations from the actors, His Girl Friday is one of the most irritating of Howard Hawks' films.

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