Now, get this, you double-crossing chimpanzee: There ain’t going to be any interview and there ain’t going to be any story. And that certified check of yours is leaving with me in twenty minutes. I wouldn’t cover the burning of Rome for you if they were just lighting it up. If I ever lay my two eyes on you again, I’m gonna walk right up to you and hammer on that monkeyed skull of yours ’til it rings like a Chinese gong!
Reporter Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell) plans to quit the newspaper business, get married, and settle down to a quiet life. However she doesn’t count on stumbling upon what could be the biggest story of her career when a convict on death row escapes from custody. She also underestimates the tenacity of her boss and ex-husband, Walter Burns (Cary Grant), who pulls out all the stops to keep Hildy on the job and away from her husband-to-be. But is it because he still loves her or because she is his star reporter? Based on a play by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur, director Howard Hawks engineers some of the funniest, fastest dialogue ever caught on film. His Girl Friday mixes political satire with screwball comedy to create a classic battle of the sexes.
Check the BPL catalog for this title: His Girl Friday