His Girl Friday

Helen Mack has words with the newspaper reporters in a scene from His Girl Friday (1940).

His Girl Friday

print ad for His Girl Friday (1940)

His Girl Friday

Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell and Ralph Bellamy in a re-release publicity still for His Girl Friday (1940)

His Girl Friday

Earl Dwire, Cary Grant, Ralph Bellamy and Rosalind Russell in a scene from His Girl Friday (1940)

His Girl Friday

Rosalind Russell is an ideal Hawksian woman in His Girl Friday (1940).  She is the equal of any man in her profession.

His Girl Friday

Ralph Bellamy gets in the way of newspaper reporters doing their job in a scene from His Girl Friday (1940)

His Girl Friday

Ralph Bellamy, Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell are one of many Howard Haws love triangles in His Girl Friday (1940).

His Girl Friday

Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell are a perfect match in a publicity still for His Girl Friday (1940).

His Girl Friday

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

His Girl Friday

His Girl Friday (1940) is ranked number 5 on Golddberby’s list of Howard Hawks’ 20 Greatest Films.

Perhaps this classic should rank a few places lower.

His Girl Friday

Howard Hawks (in a white shirt on the right) meets with the cast and crew of His Girl Friday (1940) including Rosalind Russell.

His Girl Friday

foreign poster for His Girl Friday (1940)

His Girl Friday

Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell in a publicity still for His Girl Friday (1940)

His Girl Friday

Quentin Tarantino lists the 12 greatest films of all time

Howard Hawks’ His Girl Friday (1940) is the only black and white film on Quentin’s list, and the only film made before 1963.

His Girl Friday

Cary Grant, Ralph Bellamy are an unusual Howard Hawks triangle in His Girl Friday (1940).  Typically the two men are good friends (A Girl in Every Port, The Big Sky, El Dorado), and not rivals.