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His Girl Friday (1940)

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Hildy, the journalist former wife of newspaper editor Walter Burns, visits his office to inform him that she's engaged and will be getting remarried the next day. Walter can't let that happen and frames the fiancé, Bruce Baldwin, for one thing after another, to keep him temporarily held in prison, while trying to steer Hildy into returning to her old job as his employee.
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Chrissy Saul
November 12, 2020
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A genre-codifying romcom with surprisingly progressive gender politics. Rosalind Russell and Cary Grant have great chemistry and impeccable comedic timing. Check out my full analysis on Medium: https://chrissymsaul.medium.com/im-a-newspaperman-how-howard-hawks-softened-a-political-satire-into-a-proto-feminist-romcom-dd319f9da5ee

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Hildy, the journalist former wife of newspaper editor Walter Burns, visits his office to inform him that she's engaged and will be getting remarried the next day. Walter can't let that happen and frames the fiancé, Bruce Baldwin, for one thing after another, to keep him temporarily held in prison, while trying to steer Hildy into returning to her old job as his employee.

Rating:NR
Genre:Comedy, Drama, Romance
Directed By:Howard Hawks
Written By:Charles Lederer, Ben Hecht
In Theaters:1/18/1940
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Runtime:92 minutes
Studio:Columbia Pictures

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