His Girl Friday

His Girl Friday (1940) co-stars Rosalind Russell and Cary Grant.

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His Girl Friday

Rosalind Russell has a bite to eat in His Girl Friday (1940).

His Girl Friday

howardhawkshollywood: “Rosalind Russell in a publicity still for His Girl Friday ”

Rosalind Russell is a prototypical Hawksian woman in His Girl Friday (1940), a woman who’s just as good as any man in her profession.

His Girl Friday

Ralph, Cary and Rosalind all wink at ya in a publicity still for His Girl Friday (1940).

His Girl Friday

Rosalind Russell lacked self confidence when she started filming His Girl Friday (1940) opposite Cary Grant, as she was not the first choice for the role, but she quickly adapted to Howard Hawks’ style of directing, and even hired a writer to bolster her part, which Hawks whole heartedly approved of for the betterment of the film.

His Girl Friday

Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell are a divorced couple on the rocky road to a reconciliation in His Girl Friday (1940).

His Girl Friday

Roscoe Karns is one of the numerous reporters in His Girl Friday (1940).  Roscoe was in two other Howard Hawks comedies:  Twentieth Century and Mans Favorite Sport.

His Girl Friday

in addition to the comedy, there is also plenty of serious drama in His Girl Friday (1940).

His Girl Friday

Helen Mack as the doomed Molly Malloy in a publicity still for His Girl Friday (1940).  In Billy Wilder’s 1974 remake with the original title, The Front Page, Carol Burnett had Helen’s role.

His Girl Friday

Ralph Bellamy, Rosalind Russell and Cary Grant pose for a publicity still for His Girl Friday (1940).

His Girl Friday

Rosalind Russell is a classic Hawksian woman in His Girl Friday (1940).  She’s the equal of any man in a man dominated profession.

His Girl Friday

Since there were no cell phones in 1940, the reporters have to report back the fake news to their newspaper offices in His Girl Friday.  Reporters include Porter Hall, Cliff Edwards (the voice of Jiminy Crickett) and Roscoe Karns (his second of three Hawks films, preceded by Twentieth Century and followed by Mans Favorite Sport).

His Girl Friday

Cary Grant points at Rosalind Russell and her future mother in law in His Girl Friday (1940).

His Girl Friday

Ralph Bellamy comes between Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell in His Girl Friday (1940).

His Girl Friday

Cary Grant has a wild look in his eyes for Rosalind Russell in His Girl Friday (1940)