His Girl Friday

Friday, January 16 - Monday, January 19, 2015

35mm print

“Most of what Robert Altman has done with overlapping dialogue was done first by Howard Hawks in this 1940 comedy, without the benefit of Dolby stereo. It isn’t a matter of speed but of placement—the dialogue almost seems to have levels in space. Hawks’s great insight—taking the Hecht-MacArthur Front Page and making the Hildy Johnson character a woman—has been justly celebrated; it deepens the comedy in remarkable ways. Cary Grant’s performance is truly virtuoso—stunning technique applied to the most challenging material. With Rosalind Russell and Ralph Bellamy, a genius in his way too.” – Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader

  • Country USA
  • Year 1940
  • Running Time 92 minutes
  • Director Howard Hawks