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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30 April 2004 | mmfredette
Overrated
I am mystified by the 8.2 rating this movie has here at imdb. Perhaps only its fans have voted.

The machine-gun dialogue would be fun for stretches, but when it spews non-stop for an hour, it becomes VERY annoying. And that leaves another half hour to go.

Hildy's "dream" of giving up being a top reporter/writer to become a housewife to a dullard is STUPID. And completely unbelievable as presented here.

Cary Grant's character is AWFUL, and when Hildy makes her inevitable (in a romantic comedy) end choice, it makes NO SENSE WHATSOEVER. Nothing is shown to indicate even the tiniest reason for her to change her mind about a finalized DIVORCE. Cary Grant is completely and criminally unsympathetic, and that is bad news for the lead in a romantic comedy.

Tone problems. It's a comedy with dramatic moments that aren't the least bit funny. The suicide attempt. The gallows shots. Every word that comes out of the killer's mouth. And his dialogue is perhaps the worst I've ever heard for a "disturbed" killer in a movie.

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