04 February 2011

His Girl Friday (1940)


Walter, you're wonderful, in a loathsome sort of way.
So basically: Hildy Johnson returns to New York with her fiancee to tell her ex-husband and boss that she is quitting the newspaper and moving to Albany. Walter Burns will absolutely not allow this to happen and, in the middle of a big story, tries to convince his ex-wife and star reporter to stay on board.

Cary Grant is fabulous. This film is fabulous. It's fast paced and witty and full of chaotic nonsense. I'm pretty sure this was the first film to have two characters talk on screen at the same time and I just want to say: WHAT DID THEY DO BEFORE?! The banter between the two leads is worth it.

Yes, this defs deserves to be on the list.

Ziggi seal of approval!

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