His Girl Friday
Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell come to blows over a scoop in Howard Hawkes' black comedy.
Dir Howard Hawks
With Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy
Howard Hawks’ blackest comedy – and, arguably, his greatest – has a newspaper editor (Grant) ‘persuade’ his ex-wife and former star reporter (Russell) to cover a controversial hanging in order to scoop the story – and, perhaps, prevent her remarrying. The ultrafast dialogue contains more gags than can be taken in at one viewing, the sentiments are admirably cynical, and the playing uniformly superb. A masterpiece.