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
400 Views

HILDY:

Hello, Beatrice. How's "Advice to

the Lovelorn"?

BEATRICE:

(looking up)

Hildy! I'll be a monkey's uncle!

What are you doing here?

HILDY:

Point of information -- what does a

girl say on meeting her divorced

husband? OR:

(What does a girl do,

etc.)

BEATRICE:

(illustrating)

My advice is duck and cross with

your right.

Hildy moves on. CAMERA TRUCKS WITH HER to the end of the

room where she pauses before the frosted glass partition

which separates Walter Burns' office from the rest of the

City Room.

INT. BURNS' OFFICE LONG SHOT

as she opens the door. Burns is shaving with an electric

razor and Louie is holding the mirror up in front of him.

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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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