His Girl Friday (1940)

STARRING:
Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell
DIRECTED BY:
Howard Hawks
GENRE:
Comedy, Romance
Original TFD Introduction by Dana Hersey. In this whip-smart screwball comedy from revered director Howard Hawks, Cary Grant plays a desperate newspaper editor trying to keep his ace-reporter (and ex-wife) from leaving the job to marry someone else. Adapted from Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's Broadway smash "The Front Page," the film features such stars as Ralph Bellamy, Gene Lockhart, and Rosalind Russell in a role originally written for a male. (BW)