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His Girl Friday (11-Jan-1940)

Director: Howard Hawks

Writer: Charles Lederer

From a play: The Front Page by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur

Musical Director: M. W. Stoloff

Keywords: Romantic Comedy, Journalism, Wedding, Divorce

A newspaper editor's best reporter, who happens also to be his ex-wife, intends to get married and leave the business. He arranges a plum assignment for her, while at the same time engineering small mishaps to befall her new fiancÚ. This screwball comedy is definitely one of the fastest-talking, fastest-moving films of all time.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ralph Bellamy
Actor
17-Jun-1904 29-Nov-1991 Trading Places
Abner Biberman
Actor
1-Apr-1909 20-Jun-1977 Knock on Wood
Cliff Edwards
Musician
14-Jun-1895 17-Jul-1971 Ukulele Ike
Billy Gilbert
Actor
12-Sep-1894 23-Sep-1971 Comic actor and vaudevillian
Cary Grant
Actor
18-Jan-1904 29-Nov-1986 North by Northwest
Porter Hall
Actor
19-Sep-1888 6-Oct-1953 Going My Way
Frank Jenks
Actor
4-Nov-1902 13-May-1962 Vaudvillian, character actor
Roscoe Karns
Actor
7-Sep-1891 6-Feb-1970 It Happened One Night
Alma Kruger
Actor
13-Sep-1871 5-Apr-1960 Molly Byrd, Dr. Kildare's head nurse
Gene Lockhart
Actor
18-Jul-1891 31-Mar-1957 Algiers
Helen Mack
Actor
13-Nov-1913 13-Aug-1986 The Son of Kong
Frank Orth
Actor
21-Feb-1880 17-Mar-1962 Insp. Faraday on Boston Blackie
John Qualen
Actor
8-Dec-1899 12-Sep-1987 The Grapes of Wrath
Rosalind Russell
Actor
4-Jun-1907 28-Nov-1976 Auntie Mame
Regis Toomey
Actor
13-Aug-1898 12-Oct-1991 Burke's Law
Ernest Truex
Actor
19-Sep-1889 26-Jun-1973 His Girl Friday

CAST

Cary Grant   ...   Walter Burns (Hildy's editor)
Rosalind Russell   ...   Hildy Johnson (reporter)
with
Ralph Bellamy   ...   Bruce Baldwin
Gene Lockhart   ...   Sheriff Hartwell
Helen Mack   ...   Molly Malloy (Earl Williams' GF)
Porter Hall   ...   Murphy (reporter)
Ernest Truex   ...   Bensinger (reporter)
Cliff Edwards   ...   Endicott (reporter)
Clarence Kolb   ...   Mayor
Roscoe Karns   ...   McCue (reporter)
Frank Jenks   ...   Wilson (reporter)
Regis Toomey   ...   Sanders (reporter)
Abner Biberman   ...   Louis (crook)
Frank Orth   ...   Duffy (copy editor)
John Qualen   ...   Earl Williams (anarchist to be executed)
Alma Kruger   ...   Mrs. Baldwin (Bruce's mother)
Billy Gilbert   ...   Joe Pettibone
Pat West   ...   Warden Cooley
Edwin Maxwell   ...   Dr. Egelhoffer

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