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.

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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)

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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.

His Girl Friday

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

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the complete His Girl Friday (1940)

His Girl Friday

trailer for His Girl Friday (1940), Howard Hawks’ third film in a row with Cary Grant.  They would make two more films together.

His Girl Friday

 

The back of this publicity still reads

A portrait of Rosalind Russell, appearing in Columbia’s “His Girl Friday.”

(R0SALIND RUSSELL #68)

His Girl Friday

print ad for His Girl Friday (1940)

His Girl Friday

The back of this publicity still reads “Roscoe Karns as he appears in Columbia’s “His Girl Friday.”  Photo by Irving Lippman, Columbia Studios.  (1940)

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foreign flyer for His Girl Friday (1940), Howard Hawks’ second film in a row at Columbia Studios with Cary Grant.

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His Girl Friday (1940) on the cover of a foreign movie magazine

His Girl Friday

His Girl Friday (1940) was the only time in his career that Howard Hawks made three films in a row with the same actor, after making Bringing Up Baby and Only Angels Have Wings with Cary.