His Girl Friday

 

original title card (1940)

 

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His Girl Friday

original lobby card (1940)

His Girl Friday

original lobby card (1940)

His Girl Friday

original lobby card (1940)

His Girl Friday

 

original lobby card (1940)

 

His Girl Friday

original lobby card (1940)

His Girl Friday

print ad for His Girl Friday (1940)

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.