His Girl Friday details
|Formats:||U DVD, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Roscoe Karns, Alma Kruger, Gene Lockhart, Edwin Maxwell, Porter Hall, Frank Jenks, Ralph Bellamy, John Qualen, Rosalind Russell, Cary Grant, Clarence Ko, Cliff Edwards, Helen Mack, Regis Toomey, Abner Biberman, Billy Gilbert|
|Genres:||Comedy, Drama - General, Romance - Action/Adventure, Historical|
|Collections:||Black & White Movies, Classics Catch-up, Decades: 40s, Eight Decades of Film, Feel Good, Funny People, HD Comedy, HD Comedy Movies|
His Girl Friday
|1hr 27 mins||U|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||1 hour 27 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
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Fizzing with LifeBy Leland (1 review) , 02 Nov 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]Compelled to write this due to the one star reviews. I suppose everybody has a right to an opinion but....This is quite simply one of the best films ever made. I laugh more each time I see it this time - 'it comes naturally, his grandfather was a snake' - each line zings with life. The performances are fizzing with a kind of energy that leaves the viewer breathless with admiration. And if you can't feel the real feeling underneath the surface well you are made of stone - those little lingering close ups on Rosalind Russell as her doubts mount, the moments, the very few moments but so telling when Cary Grant is lost for words. Yes the direction, in terms of camerawork is unobtrusive, but that is because Hawks wants to let the work, the story, the characters sing. And then there is the satire on government and authority. But most of all there is the longing that this film fills me with - the sweet longing to be in that world (though it never existed) where people are so smart, so witty and blessed with a cynicism that shines and adds lustre, that doesn't burnish. I feel like I could watch this every week of my life and never tire of the excitement that one of Russell's glances offers. Art and life does not come more intense, or compressed then this.
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just averageBy denis007 (141 reviews) , 02 Jun 2013There were some good moments but that is all! I thought that too much has been advertised on the web to grab your attention. In fact my impression was that this movie was endless,... A bit like the bunny in the battery commercial... it goes on and on and on.... and it is mostly boring!
Good but I might now have lung cancer!!By a customer , 29 Mar 2013Fast paced comedy with some good moments. A bit dated and typical of the era and it's clearly adapted from a play taking place in only a few locations. But don't be put off, it's short enough to be enjoyable and worth a watch. P. S. As the title of this review suggests they smoke A LOT in it!!
Snappy but sloppyBy a customer , 28 Mar 2013
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideI Initally started out very much liking Hildy's character but towards the end she just resorted to a typical sobbing female. I liked the view of the media and the ins and outs of the press room but the dialogue was snappy for snappy's sake and didn't have very much about it. Cary Grant gave being a chauvinist conman his very best go but fell short of being much good.
An all-time Great!By a customer , 25 Mar 2013This is by far one of my favourite films in existence without a doubt. The entire work as a whole just gleams with timeless lustre, from the magically whimsical performances to the glorious fast-talking portrayals of the brilliantly clever script and characters. I could honestly never tire of watching this masterpiece. There are very few films in existence that make me as happy as His Girl Friday does every time I watch it, and there are very few actors who have generated as much joy in my being as Russell and Grant did in this all-time Great.
Disappointing and datedBy Abby88 (168 reviews) from Bognor Regis , 27 Oct 2012I don't know why this film is still popular. The dialogue sounds so scripted, the characters are unlikable and the story just isn't interesting.
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