His Girl Friday (U)

Director Howard Hawks 1940 Comedy/Drama/Romance


One of the fastest, funniest, and most quotable films ever made, His Girl Friday stars Rosalind Russell as reporter Hildy Johnson, a standout among cinema’s powerful women. Hildy is matched in force only by her conniving but charismatic editor and ex-husband, Walter Burns (played by the peerless Cary Grant), who dangles the chance for her to scoop her fellow newswriters with the story of an impending execution in order to keep her from hopping the train that’s supposed to take her to Albany and a new life as a housewife. When adapting Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur’s smash hit play The Front Page, director Howard Hawks had the inspired idea of turning star reporter Hildy Johnson into a woman, and the result is an immortal mix of hard-boiled newsroom setting with remarriage comedy. Also presented here is a brand-new restoration of the 1931The Front Page, the famous pre-Code adaptation of the same material, directed by Lewis Milestone.

Starring Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy, Porter Hall, Clarence Kolb

Saturday12Jan

2019

Tickets
Adult: £7.00 

Time
7.30pm

Running Time
92

Enquiries
01568 615836

Extra Event Information
Part of BFI Comedy Genius Season. The ticket price of £7 includes the film, some gentle but amazing table magic from Mr Bamboozle while you enjoy a free cocktail and some canapees until the film starts at 7.30pm. Be sure to be here by 6.30pm.

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