• Director

    Howard Hawks

  • With

    Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy, Gene Lockhart

  • USA 1940. 92min

  • Digital

  • Certificate


The second screen adaptation of Hecht and MacArthur’s Broadway hit The Front Page genderswaps one of its leads, introducing electric sexual tension, the resentment of a failed marriage and enough one-liners to fill a newsroom. Grant and Russell ad-lib, quip and dance circles around their co-stars in this screwball classic, which follows far-from-ordinary ‘newspaperman’ Hildy on her quest to live an ordinary life.

Ruby McGuigan

The screening of His Girl Friday on Wednesday 29 May will be introduced by Geoff Andrew, Programmer-at-Large.