Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying.
The film finished shooting seven days behind schedule. The delays were caused by the complexity of shooting the rapid-fire dialogue, which had to be carefully timed with business and movement. The restaurant scene in which Burns takes Hildy and Bruce to lunch took four days to shoot. The original schedule had only allotted two days for the scene.
He forgets the office when he's with me. He doesn't treat me like an errand boy, either, Walter. He treats me like a woman.
Walter Burns: Oh he does, does he? Mm-hmm... how did I treat you? Like a water buffalo?
During the lunch scene, at one point there is a fly very clearly walking all over the front of Cary Grant's suit.
Opening credits prologue: It all happened in the "Dark Ages" of the newspaper game--when to a reporter "Getting that story" justified anything short of murder.
Incidentally you will see in this picture no resemblance to the man and woman of the press today.
Well, once upon a time - -
$296,000 (USA) (31 January 1940)