His Girl Friday

Synopsis: When hard-charging New York newspaper editor Walter Burns (Cary Grant) discovers that his ex-wife, investigative reporter Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell), has gotten engaged to milquetoast insurance agent Bruce Baldwin (Ralph Bellamy), he unsuccessfully tries to lure her away from tame domestic life with a story about the impending execution of convicted murderer Earl Williams. But when Hildy discovers Williams may be innocent, her reporter instincts take over.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Production: Columbia Pictures
  2 wins.
 
IMDB:
8.0
Rotten Tomatoes:
98%
PASSED
Year:
1940
92 min
394 Views

HILDY:

My job, Bruce. I started it -- and

I'll finish it.

BRUCE:

I suppose you're right -- but if it

gets rough, remember I'm here.

HILDY:

I'll come a-running, pardner.

She starts to push open the iron-grilled gate leading into

the City Room. Bruce quickly springs forward and opens it

for her. Hildy smiles.

HILDY:

Thanks, Bruce.

She kisses his cheek and walks through. He looks after her.

The office boy whistles. Bruce pays no attention, but stares

after Hildy.

MEDIUM SHOT - SHOOTING DOWN LENGTH OF CITY ROOM

Hildy starts to walk through City Room.

TRUCKING SHOT - HILDY

as she walks the length of the City Room. It's a long walk,

because it's a room that takes up practically the whole floor.

The scene is a busy one. But, gradually, as Hildy starts

down, one after another recognize her. There are cries of:

"Hildy!" "Hello, Hildy", etc., from the men as Hildy goes

straight down the aisle. She never stops but waves her own

greetings:
"Jim!" "Hi, good-looking!" "Laura" "Hullo, Pop"

"Nan!" "Eddie!" "Hello, Mac" "Pete!" "Frank" "Oscar!", and

gets responses from each of them. One man is bent over his

desk reading his copy -- he is standing up. Hildy slaps him

as she goes by. He turns around: "Say, who did that?" As he

sees Hildy:
"Hello, Hildy!" Hildy: "Hi, Jake." She passes a

middle-aged woman, almost an Edna May Oliver type, seated at

a desk pounding out copy and smoking a cigarette. As Hildy

comes up to her she slaps the woman on the back.

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Charles Lederer

Charles Lederer was an American screenwriter and film director. He was born into a prominent theatrical family in New York, and after his parents divorced, was raised in California by his aunt, Marion ... more…

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