His Girl Friday

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His Girl Friday

Newspaper reporters Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell in His Girl Friday (1940) surrounded by obsolete telephones and a typewriter.

His Girl Friday

Rosalind Russell as Hildy Johnson and Cary Grant as Walter Burns in His Girl Friday (1940).  In the original version, The Front Page (1931), Hildy was played by Adolph Menjou and Walter was played by Pat O’Brien.  Both versions were written by Ben Hecht, in collaboration with Charles Lederer on Friday, and Charles MacArthur on Front.

His Girl Friday

While His Girl Friday (1940) is widely considered a comedy classic, there is much serious business in the story.

His Girl Friday

A typical Howard Hawks triangle in His Girl Friday (1940) with Cary Grant and Ralph Bellamy looking at each other while Rosalind Russell looks straight ahead.

His Girl Friday

The original version of His Girl Friday (1940) was set in Chicago, but Howard Hawks’ remake is ambiguous with certain elements indicating New York City.

His Girl Friday

Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell off the set of His Girl Friday (1940).

His Girl Friday

theater flyer for His Girl Friday (1940) on a double feature with the long forgotten Meet Dr Christian starring the forgettable Jean Hersholt.

His Girl Friday

His Girl Friday  (1940) co-stars Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell enjoy a night out.

His Girl Friday

Rosalind Russell and Cary Grant in a publicity still for His Girl Friday (1940), their only film together.

His Girl Friday

Rosalind Russell and Cary Grant try to wake Howard Hawks who appears to be napping on the set of His Girl Friday (1940).

His Girl Friday

Howard Hawks on wheels directing Rosalind Russell in His Girl Friday (1940)

Howard Hawks directing the opening scene of His Girl Friday (1940) with Rosalind Russell and a camera on wheels.

His Girl Friday

 

Howard Hawks with the stars of his His Girl Friday (1940), Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell.

His Girl Friday

Howard Hawks in the director’s chair on the set of His Girl Friday (1940) with Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell and Ralph Bellamy.

Howard Hawks is in the director’s chair for a scene with Cary Grant, Ralph Bellamy and Rosalind Russell in His Girl Friday (1940).

His Girl Friday

Howard Hawks and Rosalind Russell behind the scenes of His Girl Friday (1940).