His Girl Friday
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His Girl Friday (1940) More at IMDbPro »

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A newspaper editor Walter (played by Cary Grant) tries to convince his ex-wife Hildy (Rosalind Russell) and her fiancee Bruce (Ralph Bellamy) the day before they are set to be married. She says she will be happy to live a life where she will be treated like a real woman, not a newsman. Grant spends the rest of the movie, which all takes place in one day, trying to lure Hildy back into the life they shared. Most of the movie takes place in the press room of the courts building. They constantly play tricks on each other, and it's a fast-paced, smooth-talking script, as they race to out-do each other. They hide "Earl", who is on the run, and may or may not be guilty of certain crimes. Everybody we see here has some personal motive for doing what they do. Along the way, see meet witnesses to the crime, the Mayor, reporters, and even Bruce's mother. Bruce heads off to the train, thinking Hildy will meet him there, but for various, shady reasons, she seems to have trouble making it down to the train station.


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